Yes, you are right. Partially. The electric scooters that run on a 250 W motor and the ones that have a top speed of 25 kmph do not require a driver's license or number plate registration. However, the Ather 340 and 450 are significantly more powerful with a top speed of 70 and 80. Therefore, it is mandatory to have a driver's license and number plate registration to be able to ride it. So if you're thinking of gifting this to your 16-year-old daughter or son, you would have to wait for another couple of years :)
Well, we totally advise against it. Let’s explain ourselves here. We have a vertical integration approach towards your ownership experience. Which means we don't just sell a scooter to you but ensure that every aspect of your ownership journey, from purchase to after-sales is hassle-free. We do this with the help of a dedicated customer service team which is currently present only in Bengaluru. That’s why we strongly discourage purchasing the 450 and taking it to any other city, as we will not be able to take care of your purchase, servicing and the other aspects of after sales experience in that case.
We would first like to get comfortable with providing services such as roadside assistance, doorstep service, in easily accessible areas before we expand our range to other areas of Bengaluru. Having said that, if your area comes within Bengaluru-Urban and your area pin code is not serviceable, you can reach out to us at +91 7676 600 900