Ather 450 is going to get a software update soon, which will give a new riding mode onboard. The new ‘Eco’ mode will increase the riding range further.
Ather 450 is going to get another update, but this will be a major one. Reportedly, the new update will put a new riding mode. Eco Riding mode will be equipped in this update.
So, the riding range of Ather 450 will increase to 75 kms. Currently, it comes in Sport and Ride mode, which offer a range of 55 kms and 65 kms, respectively. The range is ARAI-claimed.
In this new riding mode, the top speed is limited to 45 km/hr. As of now, the Ather 450 with the high riding range is being tested. The update will be directly done through the OTA system.
It recently got an update and now the console shows battery percentage, two trip meters and tire pressure as well. You can also upload the documents related to the scooter on its system.
Ather 450 is the most premium electric scooter in India with features like onboard navigation, integrated E-Sim, safety alerts, Guide Me home lights, Reverse Riding Modes and more.
In the regular riding modes, the top speed is up to 80 km/hr. It gets a 2.4 kWh motor that produces 7.3 BHP and 20.5 Nm of torque. The sport mode produces the same figures but offers slightly better acceleration.
Reports suggest that there is a new Ather scooter under development, which will actually be priced against regular 125cc scooters. It will not be a premium model, but a mass-market product.
The manufacturer is soon going to commence its operations in Chennai. The bookings for Chennai will commence soon, as the infrastructure over there is under development. Later this year, we might see Ather scooters in Delhi and Mumbai as well.
Ather 450 is now priced at Rs 1.23 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The prices were recently cut, as it got approved under the FAME-II scheme for electric vehicles.