Ather e-Scooter S340 (courtesy: Ather)

Ather e-Scooter S340


Ather e-Scooter S340: India’s own Smart e-Scooter...!!

India’s Bangalore based start-up company Ather Energy is developing an electric two-wheel scooter - the Ather e-Scooter S340. The futuristic looking Ather S340 e-scooter is India's first smart electric scooter featuring an Android-Tablet based Dashboard. With the android tablet, the rider can view information on power, battery drain, system temperature, distance to the next charge-up and navigation. The tablet can also help track the scooter in case of theft. Ather Energy, which is founded by IIT-Madras alumni Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, is located inside the IIT-Madras campus.

Ather e-Scooter S340 (courtesy: Ather)
Ather e-Scooter S340 (courtesy: Ather)

Ather e-Scooter S340 Features:

Ather S340 is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, which has a life of 50,000 kms. Ather engineers have focussed on weight reduction; thereby optimising the weight to improve its efficiency. Ather e-scooter’s size is similar to that of any 100cc scooter in the market. However, Ather e-scooter is 20% lighter than the other scooters in the market. The e-scooter also provides for enough space to store two full-sized helmets.



Ather e-Scooter poles apart because of its performance. The current prototype is able to attain 0-60 in just 11 seconds with a top-speed of 75 km/h, as claimed by Ather. The engineers have also been able to reduce the charging time of the e-scooter to a record 1.5 hours, whereas a typical e-scooter in the market takes upto 6 to 8 hours for a full charge. Ather e-scooter consumes only 2.5 units of electricity for total charge-up, as claimed by the company. Although there are preliminary readings, they may improve in the final product when it is ready for the launch.

Ather Battery (courtesy: Ather)
Ather Battery (courtesy: Ather)

Ather’s Funding:

Flipkart’s founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal have taken a keen interest in Ather’s e-scooter project. In December 2014, Ather received funding of US $1 million from Flipkart founders, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. Recently Tiger Global, one of the leading venture capital investment firms, has also provided US $12 million (Rs. 75.33 Crores approx.) as fresh funding to Ather’s e-scooter project. Ather is planning to offer test rides of S340 from October in Chennai and Bangalore and has provided the sign-up facility for interested people on their website. The launch of e-scooter S340 is scheduled by early 2016 in the cities of Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi.



Ather e-Scooter S340 (courtesy: Ather)
Ather e-Scooter S340 (courtesy: Ather)

For more information, click here: http://atherenergy.com/

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