HERO’s Launched first e-scooter , price Little high but feature is just wow

HERO’s first e-scooter launch:

Price slightly higher, will run 165 km on a single charge

Hero MotoCorp on Friday launched its first electric scooter under its EV brand VIDA. It has been launched in two variants, Vida V1 Pro and V1 Plus. Before knowing the price and other features, give your opinion about the electric vehicle.

Book scooter by paying token money
The ex-showroom price of V1 Plus has been kept at Rs 1.45 lakh and that of Pro at Rs 1.59 lakh. You can book this electric scooter by paying a token money of Rs 2499. It is available in three color options White, Orange and Red. The VIDA platform and VIDA services have also been launched with the scooter.

Will run 165 km on a single charge

The Vida V1 Pro has a 3.94 kWh and the V1 Plus has a 3.44 kWh swappable battery. Fast charging will be 1.2 Km/min. The battery can be charged from 0-80% in less than 65 minutes. On a single charge, the V1 Pro will run 165 km and the Plus will get a range of 143 km. Hero MotoCorp will soon be coming with the Veida charging network.

Top Speed ​​of 80 Kmph, 7 Inch Touch Screen

The top speed of both the V1 Pro and V1 Plus will be 80 Kmph. The V1 Pro will reach this speed from 0-40 kms in 3.2 seconds and Plus in 3.4 seconds. It will also get multiple riding modes. Eco, Ride and Sport. Both get LED headlamps, a 7-inch touchscreen instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity. Along with this, features like keyless control and SOS alert have been given in it.

Front Disc Brake and Rear Drum Brake

It will get telescopic forks and a monoshock suspension system. For braking, the Vida V1 has a front disc brake and a rear drum brake. It also gets split seat configuration, retractable pillion seat and 26-litre storage capacity. VIDA is a new all-electric brand under Hero MotoCorp with a new logo and identity.

The company’s CEO Pawan Munjal told the story of naming Veeda at the launch event. He told that when it was being made, it was thought that it would not be just a new product. Had to think beyond the product, had to think about the planet. After thinking of hundreds of names, one morning he was talking to a friend. During this, the name Vida was suggested. Vida means life.

The company’s CEO Pawan Munjal launched its first e-scooter Vida in Jaipur.

The company’s CEO Pawan Munjal launched its first e-scooter Vida in Jaipur.
Partnership with Ather Energy
Hero MotoCorp also has a partnership with Ather Energy to offer its charging network and equipment. Hero had said in a recent tweet, “You can now charge your electric scooter at home, in parking lots and at our public charging stations.” In the first phase, charging stations will be available in Bengaluru, Delhi and 7 other cities of the country. Both DC and AC charging options will be available at these charging stations.

subsidies will also be available on vida scooters

The government’s FAME-II subsidy will also be available on the Vida V1 Pro and Plus scooters. Under this scheme, customers are given big discounts at the time of purchase of EV. Hero MotoCorp has postponed the launch of this scooter twice, now it has been launched in the festive season.

The e-scooter has been launched in two variants, Vida V1 Pro and Vida V1 Plus.
The e-scooter has been launched in two variants, Vida V1 Pro and Vida V1 Plus.
Scooter development took 25,000 hours
VIDA was designed and developed at the company’s Jaipur based R&D centre. Hero has taken 25,000 hours to develop this electric scooter. This e-scooter will present a big challenge to e-scooters like Ola S1, TVS iQube, Ather 450X, Hero Electric Photon and Bajaj Chetak.

E-two wheeler market will be 50 lakhs by 2025

According to McKinsey, the Indian e-two wheeler market will reach 45-50 million by 2025, representing 25%-30% of the total market, and nine million by 2030. Two wheelers have seen a huge boom in the last few months. Companies like TVS, Ampere Electric, Ather Energy, Hero Electric have recently planned investments of 1000 crores, 700 crores, 636 crores and 700 crores. Many startups have emerged in this field to take advantage of this opportunity.

Sales increased from 25000 to 143,000 units

The sales of e-two wheelers have increased from 25000 units to 143000 units in the last 5 years. This year this number will easily cross 2 lakh units. Hero Electric claims that it is selling around 4500 units every month.

Auto giants invest in electric two-wheeler space

Giants like Hero MotoCorp and Bajaj Auto have also invested in the electric two-wheeler space. Cab service provider Ola last year invested Rs 2,400 crore to set up its first mega electric scooter factory in Tamil Nadu. Ola claims that it will create a capacity of 10 million vehicles annually in its factory. Ola currently sells two scooters under its S1 and S1 Pro names in the market.

Three big fears related to electric vehicles

There are three major apprehensions among Indian consumers regarding electric vehicles. The first is that their price is very high. The second thing is that their options are very limited. However, now electric two-wheelers are being launched in the market in large numbers. The third concern of the customers is the infrastructure related to it.

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