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India’s leading two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp has launched electric scooters under Vida, its new EV subsidiary. The first ever electric scooter by the company, Vida V1 has been launched in India. Its price is Rs 1.45 lakh ex-showroom. The scooter claims to have a range of up to 165 km on a single charge.
Hero MotoCorp offers the Vida V1 scooter in two versions, Vida V1 Plus as well as Vida V1 Pro. Ex-showroom, they are priced at Rs 1.45 Lakh and Rs 1.59 Lakh, respectively. The bookings will open on October 10, for an amount of Rs 2,499, and deliveries will start in December 2022. It will initially be available in Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur.
Dr Pawan Munjal, Chairman, of Hero MotoCorp, said, “The launch of VIDA V1, powered by Hero, heralds a new chapter in sustainable mobility. VIDA meaning ‘life’, is a promise of a better world. An affirmation of life itself! A quality of life that ensures wellness, vitality, joy, and the permission to dream! the VIDA V1 will play a crucial role by reducing tail-pipe emissions, promoting eco-friendly behaviour and leading to a conscious shift in overall consumption patterns. We must redesign the entire value system and ecosystem of a product and service to have meaningful results for the future of our planet. We have taken the responsibility to contribute towards building a sustainable future so that the generations that come after us inherit a better planet than the one that we live in. With our tagline ‘Make Way’, VIDA V1 is paving the path to a greener & cleaner planet.”
These electric scooters have an 80 kmph top speed. The Vida V1 Plus has a range of 143km, while the Vida V1 Pro claims a range of 165km in ideal conditions. These electric scooters can be charged at a speed of 1.2 km per minute, while the Pro version can go 0-40 kmph within 3.2 seconds.