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Ather 450 Electric Scooter Review 2018 - Ather Energy

Ather 450 Electric Scooter Review 2018

What does it take to get your ideas turned in to reality? How long can you wait for the right time to arrive to do something you have always been wishing for? It seems waiting isn’t a thing for some. This determination and eager to excel brought together two young friends from IIT Madras to quit everything that had been on their way and work for what they dreamt for.

The determination and desire led the two young friends to leave their jobs and start a dream with ideas to design and manufacture battery for existing electric vehicles in India. Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, the guys with the project, were helped by their former professor by space and guidance and while trying to deliver battery packs for to existing electric vehicle manufacturers, they realize, the market requires better vehicle as a whole, and not just the better battery. Hence, this idea led them to start designing their first product, the Ather S340.

Ather Technology

Ather Energy isn’t just another electric vehicle manufacturing company that just roams around boasting about its “go green go clean” type campaign, without actually providing quality features rather than just giving an electric motor with pretty battery backup. Ather Energy, “Ather” meaning “pure energy” in Greek provides the Ather 450 scooter with smart feature like 7-inch touch-screen instrument panel the displays effective range, satellite navigation, remote diagnostics, and a host of other features that is unlike any other available features of any other conventional scooters in India. The Ather 450 scooter is released in June of this year (2018). It is though in developing phase everything sorted and planned in orders like on-board system with GPS, cloud connectivity and an IMU to measure and predict actual performance and diagnostic patterns.

Ather 450 Electric Scooter Specification

Engine and Transmission
Max Power 3.3 kW (5.4 kW peak)
Max Torque 20.5 Nm
Starting Self-Start Only
Max Speed 80 Kmph
Drive Type Belt Drive
Transmission Type Automatic

 

Tires and Brakes
Tire Size Front: 90/90-12

Rear: 90/90-12

Tire Type Tubeless
Wheel Size Front: 16-inch

Rear: 16-inch

Brake System Front & back: Disc
Brake Diameter Front: 200 mm

Rear: 190 mm

 

Performance and Fuel Economy
Mileage (ARAI) 107 km/charge
Braking (60-0 kmph) 28.6 m

 

Dimension
Length 1800 mm
Height 1250 mm
Width 700 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Saddle Height 765 mm
Kerb weight 118 kg

Also Read: Honda Grazia Review and First Look

Chassis and Suspension
Chassis/Frame Precision Machined Trellis Frame
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Symmetrically Mounted Progressive Mono-Shock

Features and Safety
Speedometer Digital
Odometer Digital
ABS No
Braking Type CBS
EBS No
Unique Features Water and Dust Resistance Motor, Battery and Display, Navigation, Parking Assist, Auto Off Indicators
Seat Type Single Seat
Console Digital
Clock Yes
Passenger Footrest Yes
Traction Control No
Cruise Control No
Navigation Yes
Quick Shifter No
Launch Control No
Power Modes No
Mobile Connectivity No

 

Electricals
Headlamp LED
Tail Lamp LED
Turn Signal LED
Pass Switch Yes
Battery Type Li-ion
Battery Charging Time 4.18 hours
Motor Type BLDC
Range 107 km/charge

Ride Comfort of Ather 450 Electric Scooter

The Ather 450 is just an amazing piece of technology. The rides you will have in this scooter are going to be soothing to ears and the most comfortable ones, thanks to its suspension and seat. To get going, just turn the ignition on, press the rear brake lever and press the start switch. That’s it. You will not hear the growling sounds as fuel engines make, rather you will hear a soft humming sound. The vehicle rushes to 40kmph in just 3.9 seconds. You will be shocked to see the speed pass through claimed top speed by the company in no time. That’s quite impressive for an electric vehicle. The scooter will take you where you want to go, the only problem you will have is that you will be smiling with comfort all your ride.

What is Ather One?

Ather Energy provides a subscription plan to its users at fair enough cost that is cheaper than what you would expect from the fuel engine’s cost of operation. Its plan can be bought at Rs 9,912 yearly, Rs 2,596 quarterly or Rs 700 monthly. For that price, you will get host of services, keeping in mind that many of services will be free of cost. On this plan, the company will pay you for the electricity you will use at home for charging or to pay for the public charge stations.

It also includes free servicing and maintenance and zero labor charges and also you will not have to spend for consumables like brake pads. Lastly, Ather includes the RSA (roadside assistance) within the charge. That’s more than just anything you could expect from a company which has just been started in 2013 and is excelling like it’s nothing.

Ather Charging and Range of Ather 450 Electric Scooter

Ather 450 Electric Scooter Review 2018 - Ather 450 Electric Scooter Price

The Ather 450 will run for 60 km on single charge in real world condition as stated by the Ather Energy. In Eco mode, it will excel to 75 km range and according to the Indian Driving Cycle it is rated at 107 km/charge. The charge time is of about 4.18 hours. It can be charged from fast charger or any of Ather Grid at even impressive 1km/minute rate. Any impressive thing is that any Ather or Non-Ather owners can charge their EV at the Ather Grid for free for six months.

Ather Energy 450 First Impression

At the first impression, you cannot distinguish between the Ather 450 with any other fueled scooters in the market. The look and feel are pretty similar. Just the differences you will notice is, it is much quieter and clean to the environment. The only problem users can face is its availability of charging stations nationwide in India, leave the availability worldwide behind. The look and feels are sporty and you won’t be feeling guilty buying one.

The company Ather Energy isn’t after the mass production but running behind to produce quality products. From the achievements they have gathered just in these 5 years, it is a sure thing that they will be providing the world with quality and more futuristic electric vehicles in times to come.

Pricing || Ather 450 Electric Scooter Price

The Ather Energy 450 electric scooter is priced at INR 1,24,750 which isn’t cheap considered to other fueled vehicles in the Indian market. But looking at the price alone won’t justify its existence. Apart from price, the facility that the Ather One subscription will provide you is unmatched. Its only possible with Ather Energy that its providing such amazing features and impressive rides at such price and plus few more investments and you are covered for whole year without any major expenses.

Conclusion

It’s an investment I would recommend doing. You will be very much in it to buy the scooter if you don’t care about the price and care much of the feature now and upcoming updates it is to provide.

Top 10 Best Car Companies IN The World

Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

As we have entered the age of automobiles, we have seen great progress in the field of automobiles technology. Everyone would want a car which is good in all aspects. The car has become a basic necessity for our daily lives. Every car company is manufacturing new cars every year with new feature and designs. Theses car manufacturer provide exceptional style and luxury. You should know the best car brand.  Choosing the right brand before buying is important.

Here are the top 10 best car companies in the world:

  1. Daimler

    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

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Daimler has many different automobile companies that are Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Bharat, Mitsubishi Fuso, and Setra. It possesses assets worth 235.118 billion Euros and has impressive revenue of 153.261 billion Euros. There are many popular cars that fall under the Daimler. The luxurious Mercedes Benz is one of the popular cars of Daimler.

  1. Hyundai
    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

It is a South Korean company who have a great reputation and sales figures. It was founded in 1967 and is the well-known car company in almost all Asia. It has also made a great reputation in western markets in a few short years. It took the fourth position in largest automobile company’s rank from GM in 2015. It started selling cars in the United States in 1986, and since then there has been no looking back for this automotive manufacturing giant. It has total assets of 125.6 billion USD as of 2017 and revenues of 76 billion USD. Its manufacture and launch new updated car models almost every year. Hyundai car is one of the best cars if you are looking forward to buying it.

  1. Honda motor company
    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

It is a Japanese car brand and has the assets worth 18.22 trillion Yen and revenues worth 14.60 trillion Yen. The establishment year of Honda Motor Company was 1948. It became the second largest car company in Japan in the year 2001. Almost all have heard about it name Honda and is the most popular automobile company in Asia. It is known for innovation and technology and is a brand that you rely on. It produces smoothest steered drives ranging from hatchbacks to SUVs.

  1. Ford

    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

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It is an American well-known brand that gets credit for being the pioneer in the field of the large-scale auto manufacturer. Ford has ruled the car market for 80 years since its establishment in 1903. It has its presence all over the world. It manufactures all kinds of cars and its most iconic creation is the beast of a beauty “Mustang” which have loved by many people in the world. It has launched many models in 2017 that will surely gain great traction in 2018.

  1. Volkswagen
    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

It is a German automotive company which has been around since before the 2nd World War. It has continued to survive Germany’s darkest years to come out stronger and better. It is a widely loved car among the middle class in North America. This company is known everywhere in the world. It also manufactures buses, trucks, and vans in along with a wide range of cars. Volkswagen also owns the most well-known car companies in the world. Bugatti, Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, and Bentley are the companies it owns.

  1. BMW

    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

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It is a reliable car company along with its great performance, quality and design you look in a car. BMW is one of the most successful car producers in the world. BMW car was established in 1917 has only grown from strength to strength. BMW has assets worth 188.535 billion Euros and has revenue of 94.163 billion. It has put out the best are on the market.

  1. Fiat Chrysler (FCA)

    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

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Fiat Chrysler (FCA) was founded in 2014 by Walter P. Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler is an MNC. It is also one of the largest manufacturers of automobiles in the world. Its ranks as the 7th largest automobile company and is an Italian company. Even though it is a new company it has achieved much in regards to innovation and automobile technology in a few short years. It has the total assets of 49.02 billion as of 2017. Fiat Chrysler (FCA) have top cars in the world along with jeep, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

  1. Nissan
    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

It is a Japanese company which is expanding vastly into growing markets with the Datsun model. It is also a partnership between French company Renault and Japanese company Nissan and Mitsubishi.  It is going on since 1999. Nissan is known for the perfect balance of style and performance which is the reason behind its popularity. The Nissan Versa S Sedan is currently the most cost-friendly hatchback car; priced at $12,780.

  1. Toyota
    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

Toyota; popularly known as the Japanese car company is the world’s largest manufacturer of automobiles. It has its known presence all over the world. It has a whole lineup of new models for 2018 which are new and improved versions of its previous models. The Toyota car range starts at $15,635 and goes up to $33,500. This may seem so expensive but it is worth it to pay for some of the world’s best cars.

  1. Kia

    Top 10 Best Car Companies In The World

    www.kia.com/us/

Kia is partly own by Hyundai group and is a South Korean car manufacturer that has occupied the second spot amongst car makers in its home country. It has been making so much progress in Europe and North America. It debuted the Soul EV, their first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle.  Kia has budget-friendly cars that have a great performance and design.

Honda Grazia

Honda Grazia Review And First Look

Scooters are getting increasingly popular and Honda being the leader isn’t stopping coming out with new scooter. Having majority leadership in the 110 cc’s segment including the Active, Honda is now looking to boost its market share in a 125 cc segments. It already has the Active 125, but now it has launched a new product, the “Honda Grazia”.

The styling of the Grazia resembles the Dio a lot. In fact, this looks like a bust-up deal. But there are certain elements which make the Grazia stand out. Honda has hit the ball out of the park this time with the Grazia finally giving you a revolutionary feature.

Specs: 

Engine Capacity Max Power Milage Starting Mechanism Ignition
124.9 CC 8.52 bhp @ 6500 rpm 54.00 Kmpl Self / Kick Start Carburetor

Battery: 12V 3Ah (MF)

Vibrant: Honda Grazia STD, Honda Grazia Alloy and Honda Grazia DLX

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Honda Grazia Colors: Pearl Spartan Red, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Pearl Nightstar Black, Matte Axis Grey Metallic and Neo Orange Metallic

Honda Grazia

Dimension and Weight:

·        Kerb Weight 107 kg
·        Length 1812 mm
·        Width 697 mm
·        Height 1146 mm
·        Wheelbase 1260 mm
·        Ground Clearance 155 mm
·        Seat Height766 mm

A full LED headlight on the Honda Grazia:

First in its segment, it has six LEDs – two for the parking, two for the low beam and two for the high beam. And on high beam, all six likes glow. The taillight too is an LED. And, this scooter has a lot of edgy panels giving it a very sporty look.

Honda Grazia Features (Body and Design):

Honda Grazia

The Honda Grazia gets all digital instrument cluster. The digital instrument cluster apart from the tachometer gets an adometer, a fuel level indicator, a sppedometer, a clock and a single trip meter. The mirrors offer a very good view of what’s behind unless you’re wearing a riding jacket.

The footboard area is reasonably spacious and there’s a hook to carry a bag. Under seat storage is 18 liters which is decent enough, but unfortunately a full face helmet will just not fit. One gripe that we have with the Grazia is the fact that it doesn’t get an external fuel filler lead however opening the seat is a cakewalk. A key slot has a button next to it to open the seat which let me remind you is also a personal segment.Honda Grazia

The leather perforated seat is quite widely giving comfort for both rider and pillion. It has a small globe box on the left side under the handlebars, which has a provision for a charger and can easily put your smartphone. The overall build quality is very good just what you would expect from a Honda.

Engine and Performance of Honda Grazia:

The Grazia is powered by the same engine that does duty on the Active 125. This motor has decent power and torque on offer. But what really shines here is the low end performance. The motor is quite punchy when you’re riding in the city and as a decent mid-range too. It has the top speed of 90 KM/H. Being a Honda, it’s very refined and smooth and doesn’t have any vibrations at all. And it also sounds pretty good.

Honda Grazia

Pic: HONDA

The acceleration on the scooter is very linear and builds up progressive. When compared to 110 CC scooter, immediately realize you are riding something more powerful and fun. The Grazia isn’t heavy and it’s fun to ride too. Thanks to the 12 inch front wheel. The base parent gets steel wheels, while the mid and top gets alloy wheels. However, this scooters softly setup which results in a kind of comfortable ride on uneven road. And this Honda scooter has got telescopic front forks. Ride quality is superb and it absorbs almost everything in its ride. It’s only at higher speeds and at bumpy roads that you feel the softness of the suspension.

In terms of handling, this might not be the best handling scooter. But due to the performance, it’s quite fun to ride. While the base two variants get drum brakes, a top wear and gets a front disc which results in very good stopping power.

Conclusion:

Honda being the leader in the scooter segment isn’t leaving any stone unturned to raise its market share. While the Active 125 doesn’t sell as much as the Access 125, Grazia is going change that. This scooter is very promising offers a lot of buyers and it’s very attractively priced. The fact that it has a lot of segment, first features very good performance and splendid ride quality make it a good purchase. Thank you for reading this review. If you have any further query regarding Honda Grazia 2018 model, please feel free to give us a comment down below.