Hero MotoCorp is finally set to enter the ever-growing electric two-wheeler space by launching its first electric scooter in India on October 7. While the company is yet to confirm the launch date, invites were sent out to dealers, investors, and global distributors for the said event, set to take place in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Ahead of its official debut, here is a list of everything that we know about the upcoming Hero MotoCorp electric scooter so far –
Not to be confused with Hero Electric, Hero MotoCorp will be launching its first electric scooter under the ‘Vida’ brand in order to avoid conflict with the former, owned by Vijay Munjal and son Naveen Munjal.
Hero MotoCorp says that instead of rushing to be a part of the EV bandwagon, the manufacturer decided to “get it right”. The company claims that its first electric scooter has been tested for over 2 lakh km, with 1,006 prototypes have been used so far. Hero proudly calls it ‘India’s not-first electric scooter’.
While Hero MotoCorp is yet to reveal the design of the electric scooter, a silhouette was revealed some time back. Images of the scooter were also leaked online about a year ago, revealing the production-ready version of the EV inside the company’s R&D facility in Jaipur. However, the same is yet to be confirmed by the brand.
Features on offer
Hero claims that the electric scooter will be offered with a range of best-in-class features. The equipment on offer could include alloy wheels, disc brakes on both ends, a digital instrument cluster, connected-tech and more.
Upon arrival in the Indian market, the Hero MotoCorp/Vida’s electric scooter will directly put up against the likes of TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak electric, as well as the Ola Electric S1. Source