2022 Ather 450 Plus and 450X Launched with New Battery & Motor
Ather has updated its ‘450’ range of electric scooters, comprising 450 Plus and 450X, with core mechanical updates aiming at enhancing the performance and efficiency of the scooter. With all the updates, the new Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450X have been launched across the country, with marginal hikes over their previous versions.
2022 Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450X – Prices
Ather has launched the lower-spec 450 Plus at Rs 1.17 lakh and the more premium 450X at Rs 1.39 lakh. With these new prices, while the 450X is around Rs 1,000 pricier, the 450 Plus is around Rs 5,000 costlier.
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2022 Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450X – What are the changes
Visually, there are no changes in how the Ather 450 Plus and 450X look, as they continue their edgy and sleek designs. The main changes are under the skin, with the inclusion of a new and bigger battery. Compared to the 2.9 kWh battery of the previous version, the new versions of the scooters get a bigger 3.7 kWh battery. This new battery has a usable capacity of 3.24 kWh in 450X and 2.6 kWh in 450 Plus.
With this new battery, the ARAI range has gone up from 116 km to 146 km in the more premium 450X, with the real-world range rising from 85 km to 105 km. Likewise, for the lower-spec 450 Plus, the ARAI range has gone up from 100 km to 108 km, with the real-world range increasing from 70 km to 85 km. The bigger battery has also resulted in a higher kerb weight of 111.6 kg, compared to 108 kg of the previous version.
Another big change in the new Ather 450 range is the inclusion of a more powerful electric motor. Available in both versions of the Ather 450, this motor produces 5.4 kW of peak power and 22 Nm of maximum torque in the 450 Plus and 6.2 kW of peak power and 26 Nm of maximum torque in the Ather 450X, with the latter producing higher power output in the Warp mode.
Other big changes in the new Ather 450 range include a wider 100/80-12 rear tyre (compared to the 90/90-12 rear tyre in the previous versions), a new side step made of aluminium and new single-cast aluminium rearview mirrors, which offer more visibility and higher reliability. The full-TFT instrument console in both versions of the Ather 450 continues to be the same with no new feature add-ons, though its RAM has increased from 1 GB to 2 GB.
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2022 Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450X – Competition
The new Ather 450 Plus will take on scooters like Ola S1, Okinawa i-Praise and TVS iQube S, while the new Ather 450X will compete with more powerful electric scooters like Ola S1 Pro, Okinawa Okhi-90, TVS iQube ST and Bajaj Chetak. Both the new Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450X will now be available at the wide and spreading network of Ather outlets across India.
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