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Upcoming Hero Vida e-scooter to get swappable batteries | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Hero MotoCorp’s first electrical scooter is ready to launch on October 7.

As we get nearer to its October 7 launch date, new particulars in regards to the upcoming e-scooter from Hero MotoCorp’s Vida sub-brand have emerged. In a publish on Instagram, the producer has revealed that the upcoming EV will characteristic swappable batteries.

The publish on Vida’s official Instagram account is accompanied by the caption “New Vida makes use of a modular charging system with moveable batteries so you’ll be able to energy up everytime you need, wherever you might be.” This confirms that the soon-to-be-revealed electrical scooter will include a battery swapping characteristic, very like the Bounce Infinity E1.

Again in April final yr, Hero introduced a strategic partnership with Taiwan-based battery provider Gogoro for growing an electrical two-wheeler and establishing a battery swapping community in India. As such, this new improvement with the Vida e-scooter appears to be the fruit of this JV.

The benefit of detachable batteries is that they allow fast and straightforward trade of a depleted battery for a totally charged one at a battery swapping station, with the entire course of getting over in a matter of minutes. This ends in huge time-saving, as the common electrical scooter with a non-swappable battery takes hours to completely recharge.

Amongst different issues, anticipate the Hero Vida e-scooter to be a mass-market providing with a value of Rs 1 lakh or decrease. The mannequin is anticipated to be commuter-focused just like the TVS iQube and never performance-oriented just like the Ather 450X. Count on extra particulars of the Hero Vida e-scooter to trickle by way of in the end. 

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