Ather Energy has introduced a new riding mode called SmartEco via an OTA update for the 450 Plus and 450x scooter. This new mode sits between the current Eco and Ride mode. Unlike the Eco mode, this mode does not limit the acceleration and top speed to increase the range. Instead, this mode is adaptive in a way that it regulates the power when needed such as overtaking scenarios or climbing slopes. In this way, users can extract the maximum range out of the scooter without compromising on performance. Additionally, a power bar has been added to the screen which indicates the efficiency and power available. This new update will soon be rolled out for all Ather users across the country.
Ather 450: a brief recap
The Ather 450X is one of the quickest and one of the smartest scooters in its category and comes in four colors- Grey, Green, and White, along with the limited-edition Series 1. The scooter is powered by a 6kW PMSM motor, and a 2.9kWh lithium-ion battery, and comes with four riding modes. In addition to Eco, Ride, and Sport, Ather Energy introduced a high-performance mode, ‘Warp’. The Ather 450X can go from 0 to 40kmph in 3.3 seconds in Warp mode, making it the quickest scooter in the 125cc category.
The Ather 450X can fast-charge at 1.5km per minute, making it the quickest charging rate in the electric two-wheeler category. Additionally, the electric scooter has a 4G SIM card and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing riders to manage phone calls and music on the touchscreen dashboard. The 7-inch touchscreen dashboard comes with a color depth of 16M and a Snapdragon Quad-Core processor. The Ather 450X utilizes Android Open Source to offer Google Map navigation, on-board diagnostics, and other unique features like Over-the-air updates, Auto Indicator off, and Guide-me-home lights.
Recently, Ather Energy announced that the company will offer its proprietary charging connector to other OEMs to adopt for their two-wheelers, paving the way for an interoperable two-wheeler fast charging platform for the country. This would not only reduce range anxiety by allowing all scooters to access Ather Energy’s 200+ fast chargers but also allow more OEMs to build products on a common standard thus lowering infrastructure investments. Since its inception, Ather Energy has invested in building a fast-charging network, Ather Grid, and has been providing normal speed charge options to all-electric two-wheelers and four-wheelers free of cost.