Chennai, December 2, 2019: Ather Energy has signed an MoU for a 400,000 sq ft electric vehicle manufacturing facility with the Government of Tamil Nadu at the Investment and Skill Development Conclave in Chennai. Ather Energy has already announced its plans to expand to 30 cities in the next few years and this MoU will help scale up production plans forthe same. The built-up factory will be located in Hosur, Tamil Nadu and is supported by the government of Tamil Nadu underits EV Policy.
The facility will not only cater to the EV manufacturing demand but also for Ather’s lithium ion battery manufacturing which isakey areaof focus forthe companygoing ahead. More than 4000 employees will be trained in requisite skills in the EV sectoras a part of this initiative overthe next 5 years.
Ather Energy opened pre-orders in July 2019 for Chennai and pre-orders till Decemberare full. The third batch of Ather 450s are now available with deliveries expected in February - March '20. The company has been offering test rides at theirexperiencecentre, Ather Space in Wallace Garden Street, Chennai.
Ather has also been investing in setting up fast-charging infrastructure in Bangalore & Chennai. Currently, Chennai has ten fast charging points and more will be added in the coming months. Post the success in the two cities, Ather is gearing up to launch in Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi and Mumbai in the coming year.
About Ather 450: The Ather 450 is designed for city riding conditions, with a top speed of 80 km/hr, a range of 75 km and one of the quickest accelerations of 3.9 seconds from 0-40 km/hr in the scooter category. Also, forthe first time in the category, Ather 450 comes with parking assist, which allows riders to reverse into tight parking spots. The key differentiator of the Ather 450 is its intelligent features, seamless charging and ownership experience. The Ather 450 has a 7” touchscreen dashboard that allows onboard navigation with options of alternativeroutes and saved locations. It comes with the Ather app