Here is another affordable electric scooter for EV fans
As competition in the e-vehicle (EV) industry increases by the day and subsidies are used up in many states, EV manufacturers are looking to produce more efficient and affordable EVs to boost sales. Electric scooter manufacturer Ather Energy is gearing up to launch its more affordable Ather 450S electric scooter. There is stiff competition from other OEMs such as Ola, Hero MotorCorp, Simple One, Honda electric scooters, and Gogoro.
You might be wondering where the cost reduction on Ather’s 450S is coming from, which is a new variant of Ather’s previous 450. Wouldn’t it be great if we could discuss this in more detail?
The most popular electric scooter manufacturer’s newly launched variant, the 450S, lacks some of the advanced features present in its previous variant, the 450X. The public is very interested in affordability, and that’s why there is such a demand for it. Mostly pure electric scooters are so expensive that people keep thinking about them before buying them. It can be very difficult for some people to afford it, and for others, they can buy it in monthly installments.
As a result of these concerns, Ather has considered the possibility of removing some of its features. There are some things that you don’t need on an electric scooter, such as a 7-inch color TFT display which is not required on a scooter. In the 450X variant, Ather omitted the color screen display from the product. It has a grayscale display on the front of this electric scooter.
Aside from that, it also comes with a lot of features you would want from an electric scooter. These features are music and call access, Guide-me-Home lights, park assist, 4G connectivity, and light assist. These features are not available on the standard 450X variant as well as many other electric scooters. Therefore, Ather’s newly launched 450S variant lacks most of these features to make and sell an electric scooter at an affordable price.
The Ather 450X base variant cost Rs 98,079 when it was launched. It is also worth noting that Ather’s latest variant, the 450S, costs Rs. 1.5 lakh rupees. Under the FAME II program, the government provides the central government a subsidy of Rs.55,000 and the government provides the customer with a subsidy of Rs.18,300. Thus, after purchasing her Ather electric scooter, the customer receives Rs.18,300 cashback in her account. So we can say that the effective showroom cost is Rs. 76,000 in New Delhi, India. The price of this vehicle is comparable to the price of the Honda Activa. There is no doubt that it can be afforded in our country, and it is possible.
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