In this post, we compare the specifications of two of the priciest electric scooters available in the country. Ather 450 and Okinawa i-Praise Plus go head to head. Ather 450 has been designed and developed in India, whereas Okinawa scooters depend on mostly imported components that are assembled in India.
|Parameter||Ather 450||Okinawa i-Praise Plus|
|Max Range||75 km||160 km|
|Top Speed||80 km/h||70 km/h|
|Acceleration (0-40km/h)||3.9 seconds||Not Available|
|Slow Charge Time||5 h 15 min||3-4 hours|
|Fast Charge Rate (upto 80%)||1 km/min||NA|
|Battery Specification||51.1 V, 2.71 kWh||72 V, 3.3 kWh|
|Battery Warranty||3 years / unlimited km||3 years / 20,000 km|
|Peak Power||5.4 kW||2.5 kW|
|Rated Power||3.3 kW||1 kW|
|Peak Torque||20.5 Nm||Not mentioned|
|Gradability||18 degrees||15 degrees|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm||175 mm|
|Carrying Capacity||NA||150 kg|
|IP Rating||Battery – IP 67, Motor – IP 66, Controller – IP 65, Display – IP 65||Waterproof motor. IP ratings not available|
|Braking System||Combined Braking System||Electronic Assisted Braking System|
|Starting Mechanism||Self Start||Self Start, Keyless Entry|
|Powertain Warranty||3 years / 30,000 km||3 years / 20,000 km|
|Touch Screen Interactive Display||Yes||No|
|Mobile app support||Yes||Yes|
|Price||1,13,715/- Bengaluru, 1,22,224/- Chennai (on-road prices)||1,08,728/- (Ex-Showroom)|
|USB Charger on-board||No||Yes|
|Colours||White||Glossy Golden Black, Glossy Red Black, Glossy Silver Black|
|Cities Launched||Bengaluru, Chennai||All over India|
|After-sale subscription plans||Yes||No|
|Company Charging Network||Yes||No|
Both scooters qualify for subsidy under FAME 2 scheme of Indian government and the same has been reflected in their pricing.
Okinawa’s range claim of 160 km on a single charge is a big advantage over Ather 450, giving you way more time between two charges. Okinawa i-Praise Plus also comes with advanced features such as geo-fencing, secure parking and remote immobilization that are currently missing from the Ather app. Both apps, however, allow the user to call for roadside assistance, monitor battery status and ride history. The detachable battery offered by Okinawa adds a convenient charging option to the mix.
However, the overall network and services offered by Ather such as on-board navigation, establishment of Charging Grids, installation of Ather Dot at customer premises, and defined subscription plans for maintenance and public charging make a better all-round customer-centred proposition. Ather also offers a unique leasing plan for its scooter with a minimum period of 12 months. The touch screen display of Ather 450 is user-friendly and aesthetically designed. The company pushes required OTA software and firmware updates to the scooter for automatic installation.
Let us know in the comments section which scooter you like better. If you have experience riding any of these scooters, please share your review with us. For more information on electric two-wheelers available in India, visit Electric Two-wheelers.
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