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About the company
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029, India
Tarun Mehta & Swapnil Jain
Ather Energy is a start-up building India's first Smart Electric Scooter, the S340. Built for a future that is inevitably electric and seamlessly connected.
Ather Energy is the brainchild of IIT graduates Tarun Mehta & Swapnil Jain and is among the few hardware start-ups in India. It was founded in 2013 and has received funding from Hero MotoCorp, Tiger Global and Flipkart founders Sachin & Binny Bansal. Ather is building India’s first truly smart and connected electric scooter, the S340. Aided by a breakthrough in-house designed, Lithium-ion battery pack, the Ather S340 has a touchscreen dashboard with cloud connectivity, a host of smart features and offers a top speed of 72 kmph and a range of up to 60kms. The vehicle charges up to 80% in less than an hour on fast charging. Its dashboard contains a Vehicle Control Unit that constantly monitors the scooter’s vitals and records customers’ ride behaviour. The S340 is the first electric scooter whose design and components are built completely from scratch, and best caters to Indian driving conditions. The scooter is designed in-house by Ather and will be manufactured in Bangalore. The S340 will initially be launched in three cities - Bangalore, Chennai and Pune. In an industry first, Ather Energy will build an online-only purchase model with doorstep delivery and service. Experience centres will bring the product to life and facilitate test rides for customers. Ather is also setting up a charging network with its own smart charging pods. These fast charging pods will be setup initially across the three market cities. The goal is to provide charging at convenient and accessible locations that the S340 customers visit, which include multiplexes, restaurants and cafes.