Ather Energy, the Electric vehicle (EV) startup has announced its expansion plans. The company, which made its debut in Bengaluru city back in 2018, is now set to set foot in the region of Chennai come June 2019.
The plan to expand its operations in Chennai is a part of Ather’s to be present in 30 Indian cities over the next few years. The company plans to launch the Ather 450 and the Ather 340 as well as set up its charging infrastructure across numerous locations in Chennai. To promote EV’s, Ather has announced that they will be providing free charging at Ather points for all-electric vehicles irrespective of the make for the first six months.
Coming to the scooters, the Ather 450 and 340 have the same waterproof IP-67 rating and a life of about 50,000 km. While the Ather 450 produces 7.2 hp and 20.5 Nm of torque, the Ather 340 produces 5.9 hp and 20 Nm of torque. The former has a range of 60 km in performance mode and 75 km in eco mode while the latter has a range of 60 km in performance mode and 72 km in eco mode.
Ather also took this occasion to reveal that are sold out till September 2019 in Bengaluru itself. Currently, the company has opened early access privileges to the people residing in Chennai who can choose the Pre-Order Interest option on the company’s website. This button will give consumers access to priority delivery options, early access bookings for both the models as well as invitations for test rides and events.