Ather 'Family-Oriented' Electric Scooter to be Launched in 2024, Confirms CEO Tarun Mehta

The new Ather 450 with improved performance, updated design, and more features will be launched in India early next year.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on November 23, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Ather Energy, the Bengaluru-based EV maker, has confirmed that its next electric scooter will be launched in India in 2024. It says that the new electric vehicle will be a 'bigger, family-oriented scooter', aimed to offer 'comfort, ample size, and a whole lot more'. This will not only help Ather expand its EV portfolio in India but also address a few issues with the 450X and the 450S, including compact dimensions. Judging from a previous set of spy shots, the upcoming electric scooter has more generous proportions. It seems to have gone for a conventional design approach with a flat front apron and minimal cuts & creases. In comparison to the 450 series, the new Ather scooter receives a wider saddle with a single-piece grabrail, a more spacious floorboard area, and fairly larger mirrors. 

Other design bits include a horizontally placed headlamp and taillamp, a foldable pillion footrest, and all-LED lighting. Features-wise, expect the family-friendly scooter to come with smartphone connectivity, 450S-derived Deep View display, ride modes, and multiple readouts. 

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New Ather Electric Scooter: Battery, Hardware

Though it gets a different design, the new Ather scooter is likely to borrow mechanical components from the 450 series, however, its motor could be differently tuned for more range and improved performance. For reference, the Ather 450S uses a 2.9kWh battery pack that offers a claimed range of 115km, while the 450X offers 2 battery packs - a 2.9kWh battery with a 111km range and a larger 3.7kWh battery with a 150km range.

As for its hardware, the production-spec version is anticipated to feature the telescopic front fork and disc brake, as found on the recently spotted test mule in Bengaluru. To make it easily accessible to more urban commuters, the new Ather Electric Scooter could be priced below the current 450 lineup. 

New Ather 450 to be Launched As Well

Ather is also preparing to launch the new 450 scooter, which is said to be an evolution of the 450 series, in early 2024. The new iteration intends to offer better performance, a revised design, as well as more features. With all these changes, expect the updated version to command a premium over the existing 450. 

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In the Indian market, the Ather 450 range goes toe-to-toe with the likes of the Bajaj Chetak, the TVS iQube, the Ola S1, and others. 

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