Ather 450 Model S P100D in Udupi district:
The ongoing pandemic had forced me to leave Bangalore and come back to my hometown (Koteshwar-Kundapur) in Udupi district with my 450, in the month of March. I just didn’t know back then that the pandemic would last for so long, and tbh I had brought my 450 just to show it off to people around. Three months in, and my 450 is so famous out here right now that some people, not knowing what company produces such a fast-moving green plate ka vehicle, had approached some Honda showrooms around the place asking for the 450 xD!
There are even instances of some people following me from behind just to catch up to me and ask for the details of the vehicle showroom’s address in the district; I get freaked out whenever someone follows me on the road, so whenever that happened, I would just rev up and take off into uncharted territory! But whoever did manage to get to me while parking the vehicle someplace, asked me where the showroom of Ather is, in Udupi district.
Also, six months ago, a local newspaper had advertised about the 450 alongside other EVs; if Ather comes to Udupi, it is indeed going to be a game-changer!
I admit that, along the way, it had been a little rough, as at one point, I had to send the 450 back to Bangalore to get it repaired, as it had a faulty on-board converter/charger that wouldn’t let the vehicle commence charging.
Sending it back and forth was definitely not comfortable, but hey, in a way, it was worth it, as it helps me save a lot and get things done effectively in the longer term. Aand riding on it is a free bliss!
Just wheeing along the beach (Arabian Sea) into nowhere is like a dream come true!
People around keep looking out for my 450; some of them, including employees of Maruti Suzuki, even managed to get a test-ride from me and they were immediately sold on it!
I keep waiting for the day when Ather will finally be here in Udupi district, because, let’s face it, the ongoing pandemic is never gonna end anytime soon. Any folks from Udupi or around in the district, help me spread the word!