Ather 450x, Ather 450 Plus prices in India hiked: new price, specifications

Ather Energy has hiked the prices of the Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450x electric scooter by around Rs 5,500. Read on to know more.

Highlights
  • Ather Energy bumps up the price on the Ather 450x and Ather 450 Plus electric scooters.
  • Ather 450x and Ather 450 Plus are now costlier by approximately Rs 5,500 before subsidies.
  • No cosmetic or mechanical changes have been made.

Ather Energy has begun 2022 by bumping up the sticker price of the Ather 450x and Ather 450 Plus by around Rs 5,500 starting. The Ather 450x and Ather 450 Plus are premium electric scooters that compete against the likes of the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro, Bajaj Chetak, TVS i-Qube, Bounce Infinity, and the upcoming Simple One. Ather is now charging Rs 5,475 for the Ather Dot portable charger, which was previously available for Re 1. This hike pushes the sticker price on both the homegrown electric scooters, further broadening the gap when compared to its rivals. 

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Ather 450x, Ather 450 Plus new prices

The Ather 450x and Ather 450 Plus premium electric scooters have seen a bump in prices and are now costlier by about Rs 5,500 before subsidies in different states. Ather cites higher input costs responsible for the bump in price. Ather Energy has increased the prices on the two electric scooters by increasing the cost of the Ather Dot portable charger from the earlier Re 1 price tag to Rs 5,475.

The price bump will however be reflected differently in different regions depending upon state-specific concessions and subsidies. For example, the Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450x now cost Rs 1.09 lakh and Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom, after subsidies) in Mumbai, respectively. Whereas, in Bengaluru, the Ather 450x goes up to Rs 1.51 (ex-showroom). 

Despite the price hike, there have been no mechanical or cosmetic changes to the Ather 450 Plus or the Ather 450x. 

Ather 450 Plus, Ather 450x specifications 

The Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450x electric scooter twins are fairly similar cosmetically however the Ather 450x edges out ahead when it comes to mechanicals and thus the performance stats. 

The Ather 450 Plus gets a 5.4kW motor paired to a 2.9kWh battery which produces 22Nm of torque. The Ather 450 Plus is good for a top speed of 80kmph and goes from 0-40kmph in 3.9 seconds. The Ather 450 Plus claims a true range of up to 75km on a single charge and gets three riding modes – Sport, Ride, and Eco. The battery pack onboard charges from 0-100 percent at home charging speeds in 5 hours 45 minutes. 

The Ather 450x holds up stronger numbers with a 6kW motor that produces a 26Nm of torque with the same battery pack. The Ather 450x gets a similar 80kmph top speed but manages the 0-40kmph sprint in 3.3 seconds. The Ather 450x claims a true range of up to 85km on a single charge and gets four driving modes – Warp, Sport, Ride, and Eco. The battery pack onboard charges from 0-100 percent at home charging speeds in 5 hours 45 minutes. The Ather 450x also additionally gets welcome lights, music and call control on the MID, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.