The Ather S340 electric scooter is the first product to come out of Ather Energy, a Bangalore-based startup which was co-founded by two IITians. The scooter was unveiled in February earlier this year.
During the Beta testing of the development prototype, Ather Energy gave a couple of its enthusiasts an opportunity to ride it. Here is a short video of the Beta testing.
The Ather S340 which targets environment conscious urban audience offers a 5 KW motor which is claimed to provide a flat torque output. Electricity is supplied by a li-ion battery. The scooter is capable of reaching a top speed of 72 kmph and has a range of 60 km.
Ather claims that the battery would last for 50,000 km. 80% of charge can be achieved in about 50 minutes in fast charge mode and it can also be charged via a regular 5A socket.
Underpinned by a hybrid aluminium chassis, the Ather S340 has a low centre of gravity and is equipped with premium features such as LED headlight that can adjust its illumination according to the ambient light, a water-proof touchscreen dashboard which can offer personalized experience based on the rider’s profile, navigation, smartphone connectivity and many more.
The Ather S340 is the first two wheeler in India to adopt a fully online retail concept. First deliveries are slated to commence later this year.