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Hero MotoCorp Vida e-scooter India launch on October 7 | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Vida is Hero MotoCorp’s subsidiary which can solely concentrate on the burgeoning electrical two-wheeler phase.

Hero MotoCorp has introduced that it’s going to launch its very first electrical scooter on October 7. The launch will happen beneath Hero’s just lately trademarked sub-brand, Vida, which has been set as much as concentrate on the electrical two-wheeler phase.

Vida model e-scooter: particulars

As is the case with the remainder of Hero MotoCorp’s line-up, this upcoming e-scooter is anticipated to be aimed on the mass market, and you may anticipate a price ticket of Rs 1 lakh or much less. In contrast to choices from start-ups Ather and Ola Electrical which have a concentrate on efficiency and enjoyable, the Vida e-scooter is prone to be a extra useful automobile, specializing in fundamentals like security, vary and sturdiness moderately than outright efficiency.

That being mentioned, this may definitely not be a low-speed electrical scooter with a 25kph velocity restrict, and you may anticipate efficiency ranges within the ballpark of one thing like the bottom TVS iQube. 

Whereas the press launch doesn’t expose any particulars about this upcoming electrical scooter, a prototype of Hero MotoCorp’s electrical scooter was proven nearly again in August final yr as a part of the corporate’s 10th anniversary celebrations. On the time, it appeared to make use of a mid-mounted motor, though latest rumours recommend that it might make use of a hub motor as a substitute. Hero MotoCorp had beforehand scheduled this scooter to be launched on July 1, which was already a delay from the sooner scheduled launch in March. Now that we’ve got an official launch date, it appears the scooter is lastly able to hit the market, and we hope to have the ability to trip it quickly.

Along with the upcoming Vida scooter, Hero MotoCorp had beforehand introduced a strategic partnership with Taiwan-based battery provider, Gogoro for creating one other electrical two-wheeler  with a detachable battery pack, and supporting it with a battery swapping community in India. It is a mannequin that Gogoro has employed to nice success in its residence market. 

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