The exact range of the vehicle depends on multiple factors like total distance travelled, recharge cycles, and temperature profile of the city. However, it will not make a noticeable performance degradation to the vehicle. Just like any battery the capacity reduces, but we have ensured that it ages well. The range decreases gradually. But still, the capacity remains good enough to the run the vehicle for the daily commute. We promise 3 years/unlimited km warranty with 70% battery capacity retention. Here's more about the battery ageing, for you to read up.
In different scenarios the battery's drain rate varies. Here's how many days it may take for the battery to go from 100% to nil:
When key is kept turned ON (Dashboard and headlights are on):
Ather 450 - In 3 days
Ather 340 - In 2.5 days
When Key is turned OFF:
Ather 450 - In 9 days
Ather 340 - In 7.5 days
Ather 450 - appx 70 days
Ather 340 - appx 55 days
There is a critical battery cut-off that shuts down the battery completely so that there is no damage to the battery pack once it has discharged to zero.
The battery pack is one of the most important component of the vehicle. We have done all ARAI recommended tests to ensure it can keep up with whatever get thrown at it, and then we went ahead even further to ensure a high reliability and life.
The following tests have been done on the battery pack over the course of a few years:
The battery is protected by an aluminium casing to rule out physical damage. Also, the BMS regulates temperature and ensures optimum performance.
The battery is designed to last 50,000 km. Typically scooters run around 6000-8000 km a year, so chances are that this battery won’t need replacement for 6-7 years. Most people replace their scooter in around 4-5 years.The battery has a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty. Also, the battery doesn’t really go dead. Its capacity reduces just as a phone battery's does. Coming to the exact cost of replacement after 3 years from now, we estimate that it would be around ₹35-40,000. Having said that, Li-ion cell prices are coming down year on year, so the battery is likely to be cheaper than what we are estimating.
The exact range of the vehicle depends on multiple factors like total riding distance, recharge cycles, and temperature profile of the city. However, it will hardly even be noticeable. Also, the 3 years warranty with a promise of 70% battery capacity retention will make sure you have a hassle-free ride experience.