Ather Energy a Bengaluru based startup has unveiled India’s only Smart electric scooter at press conference held in bengaluru. Packed with a powerful Lithium Ion battery pack, top speed of 72 kmph and a range upto 60 kms, this connected scooter is designed for urban tech lovers, who are curious about futuristic products. The scooter is built mostly in-house with engineering precision.Speaking at the launch event Tarun Mehta, CEO & Co-Founder said “The future will be connected and inevitably electric and the Ather S340 has been built as a manifestation of this philosophy”.
Also they said that pre orders for the S340 will be taken in Q2 2016 and will ship them in Q4 2016. They are now planning to Manufacture 50 Scooters per day in their Whitefield factory at bengaluru. The s340 will be made available in 3 cities Bengaluru, chennai and pune with charging station every 2km radius.
Its IP67-rated battery pack offers an uncompromised ride for 50,000 kms. The vehicle achieves an 80% charge in 50 minutes in fast charging mode and can be charged from any 5A normal socket in normal mode. It has a distinct sporty look with zero lateral weight offset, a low center of gravity and intuitive LED lights that respond to ambient light conditions.. The touchscreen dashboard integrates cloud based data to help personalize the consumer ride experience. Features like user profile based sign in, on board navigation, pre-configured drive modes like sport and economy allow a personalized experience.
Its integration with the S340 Mobile App keeps the rider connected with the vehicle, to configure ride and profile preferences and sync navigation routes remotely. Predictive analytics and aggregation of ride statistics enable customized recommendations. As more vehicles go in-field, aggregate rider and vehicle data will help in customized vehicle updates that will be delivered automatically over the air. “Intelligent vehicles will revolutionize our commute experience in future and we have just begun that journey.” added Tarun.
Key Features of Ather S340
- Touchscreen dashboard with 24*7 connectivity
- On-board navigation
- Range of 60 km in single charge
- 80% charge in one hour
- Top speed of 72 kmph
- 15 patent applications filed
- Manufacturing in Bengaluru
- Online-only sales model
- Doorstep delivery and service