Hero’s First Electric Scooter Hero Vida Launched In India

Hero Vida Launched: In an effort to catch up with newer companies that have taken the lead in the transition to greener transportation, India’s Hero Moto, the largest motorbike manufacturer in the world by sales, debuted its first electric scooter on a global scale on Friday.

Hero has lagged behind some other established automakers in India in introducing electric two-wheelers, offering an advantage to startups like Ather Energy, which is sponsored by Tiger Global, and Softbank Group-supported Ola Electric.

“While it may have been our wish to launch this product earlier than we have, we had to get it absolutely right for the greater good of everyone,” Chairman Pawan Munjal told reporters at the launch event in Jaipur.

By 2030, India wants e-scooters and e-bikes to account for 80% of all two-wheeler sales, up from 2% currently.

Despite the fact that sales are increasing as consumers switch to electric scooters in response to rising fuel prices, a recent spate of electric scooters catching fire has raised safety concerns and undermined customer confidence.

There are worries that this could halt the development of a sector that is essential to the nation’s carbon reduction objectives.

Hero Vida Booking Date & Price

Prices for Hero’s first electric scooter, the Vida Plus, will start at Rs. 1,45,000, which is more expensive than the majority of electric scooters in India. Like the Ather, the Vida Plus will have a minimum range of 143 kilometres on a single charge.

The business has a history of funding emerging manufacturers of electric vehicles. In order to jointly develop electric motorcycles, Hero announced in September that it would spend $60 million (just under Rs. 500 crore) in California’s Zero Motorcycles. It said in January that it would invest more than $56 million (about Rs. 460 crore) in Ather, and in 2021 it would collaborate with Gogoro of Taiwan on the infrastructure for sharing batteries.

Beginning on October 10, Hero will accept orders, and deliveries will start in December.

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