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Ather 450X Electrical Scooter Efficiency Assessment: Acceleration, Mileage, Vary and Cost Instances

From over-sensitive brakes on the 450 to a braking system that lacks ferocity and feel on the 450X, that’s a bit daunting. You still have disc brakes on both ends, but the front end isn’t picking up speed as quickly as it used to. With the way the CBS is calibrated, it is still possible to lock the rear end to pull off funky brake sled, but it gets awkward when you have to stop urgently.

Ather 450X

Ather 450

power saving mode

91.4 km

108.6 km

Although the scooter has a certified range of 116 km, Ather claims a real range of 85 km for the 450X in Eco mode. We wanted to test how much range you can get from the larger 2.9 kWh battery and whether it is closer to the certified number or what Ather says it would realistically achieve.

Unlike gasoline powered scooters, where the number of miles driven divided by the fuel used indicates fuel efficiency, testing the range of electric scooters is a tedious process that requires you to fully charge the battery scream. By completely dry, we mean that it is pushed dry until the next charging point. To read exactly how we do it, you should Check out this story. Following the same guidelines as in the article, we ran 91.4 km in eco mode, which isn’t too shabby. If Athers own collected data is to be believedAlmost 80 percent of users drive little more than 34 km in a day. So, technically, you can drive for almost 3 days without ever charging your 450X.

Speaking of which, the charging times are almost the same as the 450. The 450X’s battery takes 3 hours 35 minutes to be charged from zero to 80 percent via a 15 A socket. After the battery was completely dry, it took a little over five hours to fully charge the battery from a 5 amp electrical outlet. While that may sound like a lot, Ather’s fast charging infrastructure took 45 minutes to charge the scooter from 23 to 92 percent. Best of all, Ather Grid (the fast charging stations) will be free to use until March 2021.

Also read: Here are two more reasons to buy the Ather This Diwali

If you now want to read how well the scooter actually drives, you can read Arun’s first driving report here. The question that everyone is talking about when it comes to electrics, however, is whether this electric scooter makes a better purchase decision than a gasoline-powered alternative. Of all the electric scooters tested so far, the Ather 450X remains without a doubt the best. Paying 1.5 times as much as a TVS NTorq 125 or a Suzuki Access 125 is a pretty big question. Ultimately, when you do the cost analysis of buying and owning, the 450X will turn out to be money well spent. And at the end of 3 years, if you want to part with your 450X, Ather will buy it from you for Rs 85,000. That just makes the deal so much sweeter, doesn’t it?

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