The S340 electric scooter will be on sale after 5 June, 2018. Trial production of the Ather S340 has already begun at the company’s facility in Bengaluru, and also the scooter are going to be launched in Bharat in a very phased manner, with its home-city Bengaluru being the primary target town.
Co-founded in 2013 by IIT graduates – Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, Ather Energy is one of the few hardware startups in India. The company designing India’s ﬁrst truly intelligent electric scooter and is backed by the founders of Flipkart, Tiger Global and Hero Motocorp.
Designed from scratch, the S340 is customized to Indian conditions and riding sensibilities. A top speed of 70 kmph and a range of up to 60 km, it’s perfectly designed for the stop and go city ride. Equipped with a 7” interactive dashboard and an integrated app, it allows for the never-before features like onboard navigation, remote diagnostics and over the air updates for future improvements. What completes the experience is AtherGrid, a comprehensive public charging network. With 30 locations on board, it’s opening up doors to EVs in Bengaluru.
High capacity 2.2 kWh Li-ion battery pack
Fast charging to 80% in 1 hr
IP67 water resistant
The scooter is India’s first premium offering in this segment and comes with an Ather app that can help in tracking charge status. A home charging Point is equipped with surge protection and authenticated power transfer so that it’s safe and works only with an Ather vehicle. With auto cut-off and app integration, charging is an unattended overnight activity. The company is also establishing a grid of charging pointas across the city for offering charging facilities.
Installed at malls, cafes, restaurants, tech parks, multiplexes and gyms, they have been selected to cater to both, four wheelers and two wheelers. For this, Ather has partnered with host locations, who have installed Points pro-bono at their premises to offer a convenient experience for all EV owners in the city. To improve EV ownership experience and increase adoption, AtherGrid and its accompanying app will be offered for free for the next 6 months to all electric vehicle owners. Using cloud connectivity, consumers can ﬁnd the nearest Point available and navigate to the charging location using the app. Remotely monitoring charge status and integrated payment options offers EV owners a seamless charging experience.