Bangalore based start-up, Ather Energy, unveiled their first smart electric scooter, the S340 earlier in February this year. Claimed to be India’s first smart electric scooter, the model is set to be launched in the country by the end of 2016. As we wait for the details on the launch, the company has revealed the technical specifications of the upcoming S340.
One of the most important aspects as an electric vehicle would be the range it can deliver. According to the company, the model has a range of 60 km at a top speed of 72 kmph. Speeds of 0-100 kmph can be achieved by the S340 in 12.11 seconds. The maximum torque stands at 14 Nm. The lithium ion battery claims to charge till 80% in less than 50 minutes and has a life of approximately 50,000 kms. It is also believed that the battery can sustain itself under 1m of water for about half an hour before any problem can surface.
A few more features that the S340 comes equipped with include a touchscreen dashboard (integrated with the company’s cloud database), two riding modes (sport and economy) and a smart LED headlamp that controls the output based on the ambient lighting conditions. The S340 also has a storage space that is said to accommodate two helmets. Suspension duties are taken care of by twin telescopic forks upfront while the rear uses a monoshock suspension.
The S340 will not be sold through dealerships but via online portals. The company will deliver the product to your doorstep and the same protocol will be followed for service related issues. If charging at regular intervals on long distances is your concern, you need not worry as the company plans to building infrastructure where you can charge the battery with a simple 5A power socket.
Following is a video of the Ather S340 during its initial test runs: