Ather Energy, India’s smart electric vehicle manufacturers have unveiled the collector’s edition of the Ather 450X, called Series1. The limited-edition scooter is available only to those who pre-ordered the scooter before the national launch in January this year.
Series1 has been conceptualized and designed to celebrate the amplified performance of the Ather 450X – its power, torque, acceleration and light hybrid aluminum frame chassis by using premium color and finish, and a first for Indian roads, a vehicle with translucent panels.
The translucent panels in the rear offer a peek inside the scooter. This will be the first for an Indian OEM to offer tinted translucent panels that allow one to see the ‘insides’ of the scooter. Ather’s distinct cast aluminum chassis is visible under the seat and the trellis frame, which has been a unique aspect of Ather scooters. The Series1 edition of the scooter celebrates the engineering, tech prowess, and the performance of the Ather 450 product line.
“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,” says Tarun Mehta, CEO, and Co-founder of Ather Energy.
Starkly different from the existing range of colors (grey, white, mint green), the Series1 comes with a high- gloss metallic black body color combined with accents of red. These signature colors also feature on the 7” touchscreen dashboard of the Series1 scooters, with a special intro screen and subtle hints of red in the UI designed for the scooters.
The Series1 edition will have a 6 kW PMSM electric motor that gets its energy from 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 internal tests, 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.
Deliveries of Series1 will begin by November 2020 in all 11 cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Pune, Ahmedabad, 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.