Ather, leading Indian electric scooter manufacturer, has announced that their flagship scooter, the 450, is now fame 2 compliant. This would translate to a monetary benefit to the end customer, on the on-road price of the vehicle. Earlier, under the Fame 1 scheme, the scooter got a benefit of INR 22,000, however, under the updated Fame 2 policy, the motorcycle gets a subsidiary of INR 27,000. This difference of INR 5,000 aims to encourage more and more people to adopt electric vehicles, helping to make our cities much cleaner and greener than before. The Ather now retails for an on-road price of INR 1,23,230, However, the celebration for Ather owners do not end here, the company will offer an additional year of warranty to its existing customers who benefitted from the Fame 1 subsidiary.
“Ather will be extending their existing FAME 1 certified 450 customers’ comprehensive warranty to 3 years from the existing 2 years. The gesture re-emphasises Ather’s intent of ensuring a delightful ownership experience to consumers. All Ather 450s certified under FAME 2 will come with the 3-year comprehensive warranty as mandated along with the company’s “Make in India” battery pack.” said the Indian manufacturer in an official statement. By doing this Ather has ensured that its existing owners are not left out as they missed out on the additional monetary benefit Fame 2 offers.
In other news, this brand has now set eyes on the city of Chennai, taking the brand to a new city after conquering Bengaluru. This would be the first city they enter as part of their 30-city expansion plan. Just like the city of Bengaluru, the city of Chennai too will get an extensive charging network, called the Ather Grid which would help customers to charge up their vehicles with ease. These charging points will be set up at consumer-friendly locations like cafes, malls, tech-parks, gyms and more. Promoting the brand in this new city, Ather also announced that these charging ports would be free to use for the next six months. The brand has also partnered up with Godrej’s Nature Basket to provide more and more chargings points across their branches all over the country. To know more about their flagship product, do have a look at our review which is linked below.