Limited-edition Ather Energy Series 1 unveiled
Bangalore based indigenous electric two-wheeler manufacturer Ather Energy has unveiled the Series 1, a limited edition offering based on the 450X. The company mentions that the Series 1 will be available for only those who had pre-ordered the 450X before it was officially launched on January 28, 2020. It will be offered at the same price as the 450X electric scooter.
The Series 1 features translucent panels in the rear, which offers a peek inside the scooter and is a first for an OEM. Through this, the cast aluminum chassis under the seat and the trellis frame will be visible. Distinguishing itself from the standard offerings from Ather, the Series 1 will be offered with a high-gloss metallic black body colour combined with accents of red. These signature colours also feature on the 7-inch touchscreen dashboard of the Series1 scooters, with a special intro screen.
The Series1 edition is powered by a 6 kW PMSM electric motor paired with a 2.9 kWh lithium-ion battery, like the standard Ather 450X. It will also have the same set of riding modes - Eco, Ride, Sport, and a high-performance Warp mode. According to Ather Energy, the 0-40 kmph acceleration time of just 3.3 seconds, makes the Ather 450X one of the quickest electric scooters in the 125cc performance categories in India.
"Like all our scooters, the Series1 is built from scratch and we hope our community loves it as much as we loved building it. Building automotive-grade translucent panels is tricky and I am super excited that Ather is bringing them out for the first time ever with Series1.The teams have been working on it for months and despite the lockdown have been able to produce something truly fantastic.", commented, Tarun Mehta, CEO, and Co-founder of Ather Energy.
The company confirms that the deliveries of Series1 will begin by November 2020 in all 11 cities - Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kozhikode, and Kolkata. Consumers who pre-ordered the Ather 450X before 28th of January 2020 are eligible to opt for Series1. The initial batches of Series1 scooters will ship out with black panels and will be upgraded to the translucent panels in May 2021.