Ather 450 Electric Scooter: The Ather today confirmed that the Ather 450 will cost Rs. 1,22,224 on road in Chennai after GST revision from 12% to 5% on electric vehicles that comes in effect from today. In Bengaluru, it will cost Rs. 1,13,715. Earlier: Ather Energy already announced that it will launch the Ather 450 Electric scooter in Chennai, after Bengaluru last year. A few days back the company confirmed that it will be available for pre-order on 8th July for those who already registered interest, and on 9th July for others.
On 6th and 7th, July Ather is holding an exclusive event for pre-order interest folks who can meet the Ather Team, Ather 450 owners from Bengaluru and also Test ride the Ather 450, before pre-orders open and even before Ather Space opens. Today the company confirmed the price of the scooter for Chennai.
Revised #GST on #EVs as proposed by @GST_Council kicks-in from today. As always we have passed on the full benefit to the end customer. Our website now reflects the new price for the #Ather450 in both #Bengaluru & #Chennai. Another major leap towards an inevitable electric future pic.twitter.com/qYtlBaphI7
— Ather Energy (@atherenergy) August 1, 2019
The Ather 450 Electric Scooter is priced at Rs. 1,31,683 on road in Chennai that includes FAME II subsidy of Rs. 27,000 (up from ₹22,000 under FAME I), 12% GST, road tax, smart card fee, registration card, insurance, and two helmets. This is more than the price in Bengaluru, which is due to additional taxes. The company said that if there is any change in price due to the GST reduction proposed in the Union Budget 2019 this week, the price might be reduced.
The company has started pre-orders at the Chennai event today for those who had already registered pre-order interest, others can pre-order from July 9th on atherenergy.com. The first batch of deliveries begins this September 2019 and the second batch will roll out in November-December period. Both the batches get one year Ather One subscription for free. Third batch deliveries will begin in February 2020. Ather did not reveal the number of units they plan to deliver for each batch.
The Ather 450 Electric Scooter is designed for city riding conditions, comes with a top speed of 80 km/hr, a range of 75 km and one of the quickest accelerations of 3.9 seconds from 0-40 km/hr in the scooter category.