The Ather 450X has been launched amid much fanfare and it has now been confirmed that Ather will be discontinuing the 450 after the current batch sells out. Considering that the 450X is more affordable (with the subscription plan), quicker, lighter and faster than the 450, Ather would be happy to double-down on its latest generation product to achieve sales goals.
While the company is ready to honour the bookings it received for the 450 before winding down the production, Ather is also willing to convert those bookings to the new 450X.
The 450 uses a 2.4 kWh battery pack and puts out 5.4 kW and 20 Nm of torque. The scooter weighs 118 kg and can accelerate from 0 to 40 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Ather 450 returns a range of 75 km in Eco, 65 km in Ride and 55 km in the Sport mode.
Compared to its regular sibling, the 450X loses 10 kg, weighing 108 kg, gets a 2.9 kWh battery pack (up from 2.71 kWh) and makes 6 kW, with 26 Nm of torque in its Pro pack. The range too has increased to 85 km (from 75 km) and the X gets an additional riding mode in the form of the ‘Warp,’ lingo likely derived from the sci-fi universe of Star Trek. The 450X Pro charges faster at 1.5 km/min, up from 1 km/min.
Ather has endowed the 450X 4G and Bluetooth support and the software now runs Android (Snapdragon 212 processor) instead of Linux. Ather 450X will be made available in 10 major cities in India in 2020 that include the current markets Bengaluru and Chennai along with new cities like Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi NCR. Ather Energy will be expanding the dealership network to 24 cities by FY2022 and the charging network to over 1000 touchpoints.