Bangalore-based Ather Energy will launch the Ather electric scooter in Goa.
The company is expanding its retail operations and will open their experience centre in Porvorim Goa, which is about 7 kms from the capital city Panjim.
The Ather 450X electric scooter will be available at Ather Space and will be equipped with complete service support for the owners. Ather Space is designed to educate customers about EVs while providing a holistic experience in an interactive space. The company inaugurated its first experience centre in Bangalore in June 2018 and opened the second one in Chennai followed by Mumbai.
The Ather 450X is powered with a 6kW PMSM motor, a new 2.9 kWh lithium-ion battery, and comes with 4 riding modes. In addition to Eco, Ride, and Sport, Ather has introduced a new high-performance mode, ‘Warp’. The Ather 450X can go from 0 to 40kph in just 3.3 seconds in Warp mode, making it the quickest scooter in the 125cc category. The Ather 450X will also charge 50% faster than before at 1.5km per minute, making it the fastest charging rate in the electric two-wheeler category.
The electric scooter is available in three new colours: Grey, Green, and White along with the limited-edition Series 1.
Goa State government is working on a comprehensive policy to promote electric two-wheelers in Goa, will be introducing the clean mobility scheme. The clean mobility scheme will be applicable for the first 10,000 electric two-wheelers sold in the state, which will reduce 5,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year and remove ten per cent of polluting vehicles off Goa’s roads.
The Department of Heavy Industry Ministries recently issued a notification with partial amendments for the FAME 2 scheme. The revisions now introduce a demand incentive of ?15,000 per KWh for electric two-wheelers with a maximum cap at 40 per cent of the vehicles’ cost. This translates into a nearly double increase in the current subsidy.
Ather X is priced in 1.44 lakhs ex-showroom and final on-road price will depend on the incentives provided by the state government.