Starting this thread to so everyone can keep track of updates and announcements related to the Ather 450X and the Ather 450 Plus
Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kochi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad
In December 2020:
Coimbatore, Kozhikode & other cities
What does this mean for you?
We’ll be setting up Ather Grid points in each city, before the deliveries begin.
Payment and financing options:
We’ll open the payment window roughly a couple of weeks before we deliver your scooter. Financing options and Ather One subscription plans for the 450X will be announced in October.
We unveiled Series 1 or the Collector’s edition on 26 September, check out this thread to know more about it:
We have put together a set of FAQs for common questions around the 450X and Series 1:
For all questions on Series 1: https://forum.atherenergy.com/c/faqs/series-1/108
450X Battery: https://forum.atherenergy.com/c/faqs/450x-battery/91
450X Product, smart features, specifications, service, accessories: https://forum.atherenergy.com/c/faqs/450x-product-specifications/94
450X Purchase, financing, insurance, timelines: https://forum.atherenergy.com/c/faqs/450x-purchase/92
We’ll pick up some more questions and keep answering through the next few days.
Announcing the Ather Grid brand partnerships in your city
We are excited to finally share some news that has been in the works for sometime!
Today, we’re glad to be announcing brands that we’ve tied up with for Ather Grid points. We have been partnering with brands directly to unlock multiple locations when we need to install Ather Grid points in a particular location. For example, our partnership with Little Italy allows us to install Grid points based on the need at locations owned by Little Italy in Pune & Ahmedabad.
Here are some of the brands that we’ve tied up with in each city.
|@Bengaluru||IDC Kitchen, Sangeetha Mobiles|
|@Chennai||VR Chennai, Varsha Jewellers, Indian Terrain, Sangeetha Mobiles, Chai Kings, SPR Food Court, Mash Resto Cafe, VMR Square, Sree Kumaran Silks|
|@Hyderabad||Almond House, Sarath City Capital Mall, The Moonshine Project, Swiss Castle, Chai Kahani, Taj Mahal Hotel, Flipside Adventure Park|
|@Pune||Kalyan Bhel, Little Italy, Kalinga Restaurant, Copacabana, Bliss Bakery Cafe, Hotel KBs Woodland, Eat & Repeat Cafe|
|@Kochi||French Toast, Centre Square Mall, Mash Resto Cafe|
|@Coimbatore||Sangeetha Mobiles, Chai Kings|
|@Kozhikode||Sixth Avenue Cafe, DR. Cafe, Bun Club|
|@Kolkata||Milee Droog Cafe Bistro, Cafe by the lane|
|@Ahmedabad||Sangeetha Mobiles, Little Italy, Royal Orchid|
|@Delhi-NCR||Blue Tokai, Vegas Mall, Pacific Mall, Pacific D21 Mall|
These are brand alliances we’ve signed, which means we have access to their locations for installation of Ather Grid points where needed, and feasible. We’ll confirm which specific locations are getting the first Ather Grid points before we start sales in each city.
When you get your hands on your very own Ather 450X or Ather 450 Plus in the above cities, a few locations will be live, so you can make use of the charging infrastructure from Day 1.
Installations will happen over the next few months across all the above cities. We’ll keep you posted here regularly as and when these Grid points are live! We are just getting started with the expansion of Ather Grid across the cities we’re launching in, and would love more suggestions on where you want to see a fast charger for your Ather scooter!
All questions answered. Soon
Okay. So I have been trying to get all the updates on financial products, Ather One, timelines - basically everything that you need to know before the payment window opens for your pre-order. The good news is that I have them. But rather than putting up one long post or sharing an FAQ link we thought it’s best shared through an Open House format. And this time, “soon” has a date.
We are hosting an virtual Open House this Saturday, 17th October for everyone who’s interested to know about the financial products, timelines etc. even before it goes live on the website - mostly by the last week of this month. And here’s some heads up on what you can expect.
We’re pulling the plug on battery subscription
A bunch of reasons. With the onslaught of COVID and the prevailing economic conditions, external partners don’t have the ability to support new business models. Further, with clarifications coming in from the government around the policy, this now requires fresh work with our partners. Continuing to make it work meant pushing delivery timelines and that’s something we decided to not mess with. It’s also true that the response to the product wasn’t overwhelming, and there’s resistance to perpetual payments and partial ownership. We’ll talk more about it in the Open House.
We have new loan partners, and updates on lease
The Ather One plans.We’ll share updates on this front
And exact timelines on full payment opening
RSVP below or in the email you’ll get, and you’ll get a link to join the call.
As promised, I’ve compiled all the announcements from the Ather 450X Open House held on 17 October. It’s a slightly long read, but will help you get all the information needed to complete your purchase of the Ather 450X and the Ather 450 Plus
Use this handy guide below to navigate between the various sections: