Ather Space arrives in Pune

 Ather Space arrives in Pune

Ather in Pune

Ather Space has now opened its showroom at Bhandarkar Road, Pune. From January 2021, Ather had already started delivering their scooters.

The showroom in Pune will provide an additional impetus to Ather.

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric vehicle manufacturer. Began operations from its mega-factory in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, from 2nd January 2021.

Since then, Ather Energy has begun deliveries in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai. And Hyderabad and more deliveries planned in a phased manner across 21 other cities by Q1.

The facility is a perfect example of the Make in India vision as 90% of Ather Energy products’ manufacturing is localised. Including the battery pack made by Ather Energy.

The Ather 450X and the Ather 450 Plus comes entirely Made in India – designed in Bengaluru.

With a robust local ecosystem, most of the supplier base for Ather Energy is in Tamil Nadu, making Hosur an ideal location for the factory.

To produce 110,000 scooters annually, the facility will serve as Ather Energy’s national manufacturing hub catering to demand from across the country.

Ather Energy has confirmed deliveries and presence across 27 cities in 15 states. (Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad.

Cities

Further in Kochi, Coimbatore, Kolkata, Calicut, Ahmedabad, Mysore, Hubli, Jaipur, Indore, Panaji, Bhubaneshwar, Nasik, Surat, Chandigarh. Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Nagpur, Noida, Lucknow, and Siliguri). Ather Energy is likely to expand to 40 cities by the end of 2021.

The government of Tamil Nadu supports the factory under its EV Policy. Apart from EV manufacturing. The facility will also focus on lithium-ion battery manufacturing, a key area of focus for Ather Energy.

The investment is an opportunity for value creation in the sector and will create job opportunities in the region.

As a part of this initiative, will train 4000 employees in requisite skills in the EV sector over the next five years.

The manufacturing facility is built on Industry 4.0 principles and has one of the most advanced solutions for integrating technology. Human assets, existing systems, and processes across the entire manufacturing network.

Smart Algorithms

The team is also working towards making the factory ‘Smart’. By authorising Smart algorithms to read the data collected and make meaningful interpretations.

The end-to-end supply chain process is very information-centric. It is tightly integrating Ather Energy’s functions, logistics, warehousing. Quality checks, and production to finally vehicle dispatch.

The facility can produce 120,000 battery packs annually. Ather Energy is the only EV OEM in India to make its battery packs. And has filed 13 patents on the design and manufacturing of the li-ion batteries.

The 2.9 kWh battery of Ather 450X uses 21700 type li-ion cells giving the battery a high energy density. Charge and discharge rates, enabling fast charging and high performance.

There is zero effluent generated from the Ather Energy factory. Authorised Recyclers handle all E-wastes. And there is zero water discharge because of inhouse STP & treated water circulation to flush & plantation.

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