The Complete Guide to buying and charging the Ather 450X (2021) including running costs and specs
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Overview of the Ather 450X
Ather 450X from Ather Energy is a super scooter that’s quick, smart and electric. launched first in 2020 became the first high-performance scooter that was completely developed in India.
With its 0-40 km/h acceleration of around 3.9s performance seems impressive, getting a commendable range of around 80 kilometres per charge. however, with a charge time of around 4 hours, the range could have been better.
The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Ather 450X from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% – 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.
|Charging method||Typically found at||Charging time*||Range/hour**|
|Empty to full|
|3-pin plug||Home||5 hours||23 km /h|
|2.5 kW||Ather Grid||1.15 hours||90 km /h|
|7kW||Home / Work / Public Locations||N/A||N/A|
** Range per hour is the number of Kilometers you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.
Connector type and charging rates
You can charge your Ather 450x with a 3 pin plug connector at home, work or at a public charging point using a portable charger. or use their proprietary connector at an Ather charging location (Ather grid)
Cost to charge at home
The cost of charging depends on many parameters such as the city where you charge, the location where you charge, time of charge (day/night/off-peak hours), and Grid operator.
|State||Cost to Fully charge|
|Andhra Pradesh||₹ 7.8|
|Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej||₹ 11.85|
|Himachal Pradesh||₹ 11.85|
|Madhya Pradesh||₹ 15.15|
|MSEDCL (Maharastra)||₹ 22.02|
|Adani (Maharastra)||₹ 15|
|TATA (Maharastra)||₹ 12.9|
|BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra)||₹ 13.11|
|Tamil Nadu||₹ 6|
|Uttar Pradesh||₹ 18|
|West Bengal||₹ 20.91|
All prices mentioned above are approximated, and we have tried our best to get accurate price numbers, but in the end, the correct prices will depend on your monthly power supply slab. higher power utilization has separate tariffs that are not considered in this list.
Price calculations have been made by keeping the monthly household electricity usage of 0 kWh to 150 kWh
All power supply tariffs have been gathered from bijlibachao.com click on the link to get in-depth tariff data
If you wish to calculate tariffs for your particular household. you can use this calculator
Cost to maintain
|Cost of buying (A)||Rs. 1.32 lakhs*|
|Range (WLTP)||85 km / 2.5 units of electricity|
|Cost per Km (@ ₹6/unit)||₹ 0.17 per Km|
|Total cost of charging for 5 years** (B)||₹ 17,000|
|Yearly Maintainance*** (C)||₹ 8500 (₹ 42,500 for 5 years)|
|Insurance premium (D)||₹ 1,216 / Year (₹ 6,080 for 5 years)|
|Total cost of ownership after 5 years|
|₹ 1,97,580 after 5 years|
**Assumed travel distance 20,000 km per year (60 km usage per day)
***Price includes battery cost divided into monthly costs. Ather’s battery is expected to last about 5 years and replacement costs would be 40,000- this translates into ₹670 per month, + ₹300 per year for brake pads
Honda Activa 5G DLX cost of ownership after 5 years would be ₹2,20,000 @ ₹80/L fuel
|Official range (WLTP*)||85|
|0-40 kmh||3.3 s|
|Battery size||2.9 kWh|
|Battery Efficiency (Charzer estimate)||30 Wh/km|
Purchase, Tax & Subsidies
The Ather 450x is eligible for FAME 2 subsidy that incentivizes e-two-wheeler makers by providing a subsidy of ₹15,000 per kWh on electric bikes and scooters in India.
|On-the-road price||₹ 1.32 lakhs*|
|Vehicle warranty||3 years|
|Battery warranty||3 years|
|Year 1 (2021)||₹ 0|
2. Tamil Nadu (Policy: http://bit.ly/tamnevp) 100% exemption for road tax and registration until 2022.
3. Telangana (Policy: http://bit.ly/tlgnevp) No road tax or registration fees for the first 2 lakh E2W purchased & registered in Telangana upto 2030.
4. Maharashtra (Policy: http://bit.ly/mahaevp) 100% exemption for road tax + registration up to 2023.
|Acko||₹1,216 + GST|
|FAME II||✔||₹43,500||Reduction of ex-showroom price|
|Delhi State Subsidy||✔||₹14,500||Reduction of ex-showroom price on top of FAME II subsidy|
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