I am expecting my Ather 450 shortly. All the paper works have been done and now only the delivery part is left, which will happen in a day or two at Chennai Delivery Point.
I’ve read through your experience with the unit. Delighted overall, but I thought you are the right guide at the moment for the below given queries of mine, and request your suggestion for the good-health of the vehicle.
On receiving my long-desired EV, after initial thrill and crazy rounds with it, I wish to keep the vehicle straight away on a long storage. The reasons for this is that, I am not in town and would not be for at least another 6 months from now. I am authorizing a close friend of mine to pick the vehicle from the showroom and drop it at my residence. I read about the Vacation / Shutdown mode and the experience that you have had. A bit concerned on not knowing how exactly I need to opt the storage modes available within. I have my daughter in town, who could in a while, say once in a month, be able to recharge the EV to its full and again put it back to Vacation / Shutdown mode. Only when I am in town, I would need to use this vehicle on a daily basis, like say at least for 40 days and then again back to square one as stated above viz. storage mode. Please give me your technical advice and also any other additional inputs to maintain it in this manner. Other parameters like tyre to be inflated to suit the storage & avoid flat spots, petroleum-jelly greasing at terminal points etc. could also be touched upon. Hope you wouldn’t mind, I have put forth a lengthy tale.