If you are even slightly interested in electric vehicles, you need no introduction to Ather and its offering, the 450. It’s tough to miss considering the attention it has received on social media.
And for good reason too. To this day, the Ather 450 remains the only Indian manufactured electric scooter on the market that can not only compete with petrol-powered scooters but also offer something for the enthusiast rider. The 450 might have been in competition with the current crop of mainstream scooters, but with the new iteration, the 450X simply blows the competition out of the water. The transition from 0 to 40 kmph gets taken care of in a mind-boggling 3.3 seconds, making it the fastest scooter, electric or otherwise, in this segment. On the tech side of things, the 450X gets a 7-inch touch screen display as a dashboard with Bluetooth connectivity, navigation and a host of OTA services.
The 450X also gets a new riding mode called Warp Mode that seriously ups the power to levels that can get you into serious trouble if you’re not used to it. With a real-world range of 85km, three colour options (white, black and mint green) and a slightly premium price tag (₹1,49,000 for Plus variant and ₹1,59,000 for Pro variant), with a subscription-based payment option as well, the Ather 450X wins the top trumps game for electric scooters in India.