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Ather Energy, the smart electric two-wheeler start-up, has partnered with Sanmina Corporation. As part of the agreement, Sanmina will develop and manufacture key components designed by Ather for its maiden scooter – the Ather S340. Also, Sanmina will exclusively manufacture Ather’s charging system, battery management systems and dashboard at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chennai.
Ather Energy is backed by the founders of Flipkart, Tiger Global and Hero Motocorp.
With expertise in battery management systems and electric vehicles in a smart scooter like the S340, integrating the power circuits with each other, the onboard charger and the charging stations is of paramount importance. Sanmina and Ather have designed a system that offers the utmost efficiency with the highest levels of safety", said Tarun Mehta, CEO and co-founder of Ather Energy.
Commenting on the contract, Mike Landy, Sanmina’s EVP and COO of EMS for Asia and Europe said, “Sanmina is excited to partner with Ather Energy. We are impressed with the sophisticated design and innovative technology in the S340. Sanmina specialises in mission-critical products and electronics, and we are proud to collaborate with Ather Energy".
The Ather S340 is slated to launch in Bangalore in June this year.