Swapnil Jain and Tarun Mehta, both IITians founded a startup in Bangalore called Ather Energy back in 2013. Now, they are about to unveil their first product under this startup, called Ather S340.
Ather S340 is an electric scooter which is made in India. Ather S340 stands for S – Scooter, 3 – 3kW motor, 40 – 40 amp-hour battery pack. The global unveiling of Ather S340 will take place at Surge Conference in Bangalore on 23rd February 2016.
Showcased as concept via computer generated renders, as seen above, Ather S340 electric scooter is designed for the young generation of two wheeler buyers who conscious about the environment and carbon footprint they leave behind.
Built on a lightweight aluminium chassis, Ather S340 features a fully digital touchscreen as an instrument panel, smart LED lights, alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, disc brakes, comfortable seating for two adults, and enough storage space.
Not much is known about the battery life or the total drive range. We do expect it to have about 50 km of range while charging the battery could take about 4-6 hours. The company did reveal that it will have a top speed of 75 kmph.
To be launched later this year, this project is backed by Tiger Global, who invested US $12 million (INR 75.33 crore) in Ather Energy last year. This investment was made mainly to get the prototypes into testing and then into the production phase.
More information will be revealed at the press conference on 23rd February. Stay tuned to Rushlane as we bring you LIVE updates.