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The Ather 450X Gen 3 arrives with notable improvements including a bigger battery pack and more range, larger rearview mirrors and better tyres co-developed by MRF and Ather.
Ather Energy has launched the new and updated third-generation 450X electric scooter priced at Rs. 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru). The model is Rs. 5,000 more expensive than the Gen 2 version and comes with several notable improvements over the predecessor. The updates get carried over on the 450 Plus as well, and both Gen 3 versions will replace the Gen 2 range at showrooms. Ather has stopped producing the Gen 2 450X and is now accepting bookings for the Gen 3 version. Deliveries of the updated electric scooter begin on July 20, 2022. We have ridden the Ather 450X Gen 3 and you can check out our review below.
Speaking on the launch of the 450X Gen 3, Tarun Mehta, Co-Founder & CEO, Ather Energy, said, "Ather 450 revolutionised the E2W segment in the country and showcased how electric scooters were not just better than its ICE counterparts in terms of performance but also cracked the right product specifications for the industry. The 450X Gen 2 launched in 2020, made EVs truly aspirational and exciting for the Indian market and set the benchmark with its reliable performance and dependability. With the 450X Gen 3, we have doubled down on the performance parameters and taken it to the next level to offer a thrilling experience. The Gen 3 also comes in with a bigger battery pack giving us a certified range of 146 kms and TrueRange of 105 kms offering more range to consumers looking for exciting yet reliable and consistently performing electric scooters. The 450X Gen 3 will be pivotal in growing the E2W segment in the country and taking the E2W truly mainstream as we continue to expand our footprint across the country."
The Ather 450X Gen 3 gets a major update in the form of a bigger 3.7 kWh battery pack, up from 2.9 kWh on the Gen 2 version. It improves the range by 25 per cent and the model now claims a true range of 105 km on a single charge. The certified range has also gone up to 146 km on a single charge, making a major difference in the electric scooter. Other upgrades include bigger rearview mirrors that offer twice as much visibility as well as new tyres co-developed by MRF and Ather. There's also a wider 100-section rear tyre, which improves the handling of the electric offering.
The user interface has also improved thanks to the new 2 GB RAM, replacing the 1 GB unit seen on the current version of the scooter. The new RAM essentially improves the computing speed of the dashboard so you can type faster, maps load faster and you can switch between apps more seamlessly. Ather also says that the unit opens room for adding more complex functions in the future, which can be introduced via OTA updates.
The 450X Gen 3 retains the same design and chassis. The colour options also remain the same namely - white, space grey and mint green. You now get a couple of accessories including a side step for the pillion, along with new storage accessories.
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Pros & Conss
Things We Like
- Great on performance and handling
- Sharp design is a headturner
- Easy to use interface
Things We Don't Like
- Uncomfortable seating for tall riders
- Limited range
- Slightly stiff suspension
The Ather 450X is one of the most popular electric scooters in the Indian market today. Each one is a connected vehicle option that is continually helping the company improve via data accumulation.
How is the design?
The Ather 450X remains unchanged from the previous model in terms of its design. The scooter offers a stylish design that is evolutionary and it has great road presence as well. There are some additional features which retain that classic design feel as well. There are wider rearview mirrors this time along with an optional footrest at the rear. This can be folded when it is not required. There is also a 5-lire front apron bag that may be used for storage. There is also a rear storage bag of 18 litres.
How does it perform?
The Ather 450X comes with higher power output this time and it has increased to 6.2 kW. The same performance levels have been claimed by the company just as it did earlier. The Ather 450X can touch 90 kmph through its two top riding modes. There are new battery mounting points and a revamped suspension system as well. The MRF tyres offer improved grip and there is a wider 100-section tyre at the rear as well. The scooter feels fast and responsive with straight delivery of power. There is a Warp mode along with the SmartECO mode which also offers higher range. Owing to superior thermal management abilities, the scooter offers superior performance this time as well.
What’s the range?
The Ather 450X has a range of approximately 105 kilometres.
How is the riding experience?
The Ather 450X comes with a good experience for riders in terms of overall handling. The bigger battery has increased overall weight and the handling has improved overall, with superior cornering as well. Braking performance is also good although the rear swiftly locks as well. The suspension has been revamped for complementing the newer tyres while taller riders will face some issues as well. The 22 litre boot space on the scooter remains the same. The suspension at both rear and front has been considerably enhanced. The scooter can take care of potholes and bumps owing to its softer suspension setup.
Tech and features
The Ather 450X comes with a TFT 7 inch display system while the RAM of the system has gone up to 2 GB from 1 GB. The battery pack is now larger while there is more storage space as well. There is also TPMS along with multiple apps and automatic turn-off indicators, theft and tow alerts, 4G e-SIM, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. There is an app for enabling range tracking, battery health monitoring, and also tyre pressure.
Battery Capacity and Electric Motors
The Ather 450X comes with a 3.7 kWh battery and it can offer higher range than before this time around. The battery will have a longer life-cycle and superior thermal management. There is also the PMS electric motor with higher power of 8.3 BHP. There are four riding modes while the Eco mode may get the SmartECO moniker.
The Ather 450X comes with a combined braking system (CBS) and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
What’s the warranty on battery?
The standard warranty on the battery is three years or unlimited kilometres. If the health of the battery drops from 70%, then there will be a replacement as per the warranty. The battery may be bought from the company for replacing the same after the warranty period.
Which two-wheelers compete in the segment?
There are several two wheelers competing in the segment including the Ola S1 Pro, TVS iQube.
Verdict (Is it value for money)
The Ather 450X offers good range along with decent performance and handling alike. Taller riders may find it a little too compact for their liking. The price-point is competitive and there are great features on offer as well. The design and handling are also on point while the overall performance is also decent to say the least. This does make for a value proposition for any electric two wheeler buyer.