Ather 450X & Simple Mark 2 electric scooters comparison
Electric two-wheelers are very popular in the Indian market and among all the other electric vehicles categories. In spite of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis, some manufacturers are still managing to launch their products in the country. But we can say the year had started very well with some great electric vehicles launches from the big players in the industry such as TVS Motor, Ather Energy, MG ZS EV, Bajaj Auto and Tata Motors. So let us see electric scooters comparison of Ather 450X & Simple Mark 2.
Electric scooters comparison
Out of the five, three of them were the electric scooters manufacturers which have launched brand new electric scooters in India. Recently the Ampere Vehicles an electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton has also launched its electric scooterMagnus Pro in India today. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown everywhere the electric scooter is launched digitally.
A Bengaluru based EV startup Simple Energy is also making a high-speed electric scooter, Simple Mark 2. This scooter is made with 85% localisation and its lithium-ion battery cells are imported from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The company claims that this upcoming electric scooter will be India’s most high-performance electric scooter which will be launch in 2021.
At current, Ather Energy’s Ather 450X is the best performance and best selling electric scooter in India. So, let us compare Ather 450X electric scooter and upcoming Simple Mark 2 electric scooter.
Features of Ather 450X & Simple Mark 2
Ather comes with a 16 million colour depth. There is a Snapdragon 212 Quadcore processor with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage. It comes with a 4G SIM card and supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
It uses Android Open Source to offer map navigation, on-board diagnostics and other features like over-the-air updates, auto Indicator off and guide-me-home lights. Ather 450X will support connected accessories like smart helmets and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
Simple Mark 2
It has some smart features like Bluetooth and Internet Connectivity. Its battery pack weighs in at just 6 kg and is portable.
Here is a specifications comparison of Ather 450X and Simple Mark 2 electric scooter
|S.No||Specifications||Ather 450X||Simple Mark 2|
|1||Top Speed||80 kmph||100 km/h|
|2||Range||85 km in Eco||260 km in Eco|
|6||Torque||26 Nm||72 Nm|
|7||Charging Time||5.30 hrs-100%||1 hr 5 mins-100%|
|8||Fast charging||15 km in 10 min||50% in 20 mins|
|9||Price||Rs 1.49 lakh||1.1 lakh|
With the above comparison, we can see that Mark 2 electric scooter is providing more performance than Ather 450X.
In terms of speed, Ather 450X is providing 80 kmph of top speed and Mark 2 is offering 100 km/h of top speed giving the rider immense pleasure of riding an electric scooter.
While talking about their range Ather 450X is offering 85 km in Eco mode and in Mark 2’s Eco mode is offering 260 km which is a totally satisfying range for two-wheelers owners especially in an electric scooter.
Battery capacity & Torque
The battery capacity of Ather 450X is 2.9 kWh and 4.2kWh of Mark 2 gets more powerful battery. Ather 450X produces a torque of 26 Nm and Mark 2 produces 72 Nm.
Ather 450X takes 5 hours and 30 minutes of time to charge completely and with fast charging, it takes 10 mins for 15 km. For Mark 2 electric scooter it will take 1 hour and 5 minutes for charging 100% and with fast charging, it will take 20 minutes of time for charging 50%.
The Ather 450X is priced at Rs 1.49 lakh and Mark 2 is priced at Rs 1.1 lakh.
With this comparison, we can easily make out that Mark 2 electric scooter when launched will be a great boost to the EV industry. If you are looking for a high-performance electric scooter then this is the best option to choose.
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