After 4 long years of wait the 1st Ather Scooter S340 finally rolls off the production lines. Ather also has been putting up its charging stations from May 2018 on wards. Pre-order windows for Bengaluru customers will be opened from June 2018.
The M9 will have Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS) or safety systems that are seen only in luxury cars.
Artem M9 Scooter Specifications:
90kmph top speed,
0-50kmph in 6 seconds
100 kms range per charge.
Swap-able batteries , etc.
The Scooter features:
Emergency braking EDB (Electro-Dynamic Braking) which relies on reverse traction force to shed speeds effectively.
Cameras and radars to allow 360-degree awareness upto a 100m radius.
Proximity warnings relay to the rider through a smart helmet, as well as through vibration feedback on the handlebars.
M9 can warns tailgaters if they’re too close.
Indicators cancel safely and automatically by sensing when the turn has been completed,
Blind-spot warning system to warn the rider that despite indicating a turn, someone is close behind and a potential danger.
These systems were only available in high-end cars. These systems have the potential to drastically enhance two-wheeler safety.
M9 scooter is created by an Indian company called Artem Energy Future Pvt Ltd. It is no doubt the world’s SAFEST electric scooter that is on sale.
The company is trying to address the safety of 2 wheeler riders as there were 49,000 fatalitieson two wheelers last year.
The company is focusing on Collision Prevention and Collision Alert. A majority of two-wheeler accidents are caused by rider error and lack of due attention. Artem’s technology is being developed to ensure that the rider has timely information and alerts to make better decisions.
Artem’s also plans an integrated infrastructure solution, with an aim to build solar-powered battery swapping infrastructure.
The people behind Artem are:
Rajit Arya, Founder & CEO.
Dr. Prabhakar Patil, Retired CEO of LG Chem Power
Naveen Deepak Veeramaneni, Co-founder & C T O of Artem,
Motorcycle market leader Hero Motocorp is planning an aggressive foray into electric vehicle market by launching both electric scooters and motorcycles. They had invested 30% stake in Ather Energy who is expected to launch their product before Diwali 2018. It seems Ather will be launching more than 1 vehicle!
Hero Motocorp will be developing & launching electric motorcycles and scooters under its own brand name. Now Hero Electric was also part of Hero group before it split ways years ago and became an independent entity.
Attractive LED safety lights in the front and rear, Touchscreen GPS Navigation, Digital Speedometer 18 kmph (can go faster) speed with 5 year old 12 volt,7 Ampere Lead Acid battery, A frame that can take on smaller wheels as well as bigger 26 inch wheels, accommodate adults as well as kids… puts to shame some of the e-bikes sold in the market…