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Hero Vida V1 e-scooter: variants defined | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Hero MotoCorp’s first electrical scooter, the Vida V1, has been launched in two variants: Professional and Plus.

Hero MotoCorp lately launched its very first electrical scooter, within the type of the Vida V1. This electrical two-wheeler is obtainable in two variants: Professional and Plus, which differ in vary, efficiency and value. Right here’s an in depth breakdown of the variations.

Hero Vida V1 Professional vs Plus: variations

Probably the most vital distinction between the 2 variations is within the battery pack, with the Plus sporting a smaller 3.44kWh battery pack in comparison with the three.94kWh unit that the Professional comes geared up with. In consequence, there’s a distinction in claimed vary as nicely, with Hero quoting 143km vary for the Plus and 165km vary for the Professional. Keep in mind, these are IDC take a look at figures, and real-world numbers are more likely to be barely decrease.

As a result of completely different battery capacities, charging instances additionally differ between the 2 variants. The Plus would require 5 hours and 15 minutes for a zero to 80 p.c top-up utilizing the house charger, whereas the Professional will must be plugged in for five hours and 55 minutes to realize the identical.

Each variants sport the identical 6kW motor (3.9kW steady output), however there’s a distinction in efficiency. Regardless of carrying the bigger battery pack, it’s the Professional that’s barely quicker, finishing the sprint to 40kph in 3.2 seconds in comparison with the three.four seconds that the Plus requires. This means that Hero has programmed the motor controller in a different way on the 2 variants.

The ultimate distinction between the Plus and the Professional is in the case of value. The previous will set you again by Rs 1.45 lakh, whereas the latter prices Rs 1.59 lakh. Each these costs are ex-showroom, after FAME-II subsidies, however with none state-level subsidies.

Hero Vida V1 Professional vs Plus: similarities

The 2 variants look just about similar as many of the variations are solely underneath the pores and skin. As talked about earlier, they sport the identical 6kW motor which provides them each the identical 80kph claimed prime pace. They each additionally include most of the identical options. Each the Professional and the Plus get three driving modes, keyless operation, LED lighting and cruise management, in addition to linked options that embrace turn-by-turn navigation, geo-fencing and bike monitoring.

Each variants additionally characteristic the identical charging port and have fast-charging capabilities of 1.2km/min. Curiously, the charging port is identical design as that of the Ather 450X. This isn’t stunning since Hero MotoCorp is a big investor within the Bengaluru-based start-up, and Ather’s connector design has been open-sourced. What this implies is that the Vida electrical scooters can have entry to Ather’s public fast-charging community.

When it comes to rivals, the Vida V1 will go up towards the opposite established premium e-scooters in the marketplace, which embrace the Ather 450X, the TVS iQube, the Bajaj Chetak and the Ola S1 Professional. We lately put all of the Vida’s rivals to the take a look at in a radical comparability evaluate, and you’ll test it out right here.

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