Ather S340 – the upcoming electric scooter can make its way as the country’s fastest electric scooter. The company has stated that the S340 will be a premium product and will be priced somewhere between a Honda Activa and a Piaggio Vespa. According to reports, the scooter will enter the production stage sometime by the end of this year. Ather Energy also revealed that its intentions are to create a new trend rather than following an already existing one.
The company has claimed a top speed of over 70kmph for the Ather S340 through which the scooter can turn out to be India’s fastest electric scooter. Ather Energy says that it will set up a separate charging point at the customer’s place after the purchase of the S340. With aluminium being used in the production model, the Ather S340 stands at a total weight of just 90kgs. Talking of maintenance, the Ather S340 demands minimum costs.
Mr Arun Vinayak, Chief product Officer, Ather said, “Auto designs, up until now, have largely been optimized for petrol/diesel vehicles and hence these cannot be used as reference models for electric vehicles of the future. We did not study existing e-vehicles either since most are designed to simply be urban mobility solutions – their maximum speeds may go up in the range of 25-30 km/hr and they are also missing basic safety requirements. We on the other hand, are aiming to build a product that will be faster than even petrol vehicles.”
“To achieve what we set out to do, we realized early on the importance of building the vehicle from scratch. And when we took ownership of every minute detail, it gave us the liberty to question everything that had existed around building a vehicle,” he added.