Saturday, March 25

Hero Vida V1 e-scooter launched at INR 1.45 lakh. Gets removable batteries

Hero MotoCorp has launched its first electric scooter in the Indian market. The Hero Vida V1 electric scooter is available in Plus and Pro variants, priced at INR 1.45 lakh and INR 1.59 lakh, respectively. The V1 Plus and V1 Pro differ in terms of range as well as performance.

Hero MotoCorp is offering Vida V1 in two variants namely Vida V1 Pro and Vida V1 Plus. Pro is the top-spec variant and claims 165 km (IDC) of range on a single charge from a 3.94 kWh battery while accelerating from 0 to 40 km/h in 3.2 seconds. Vida V1 Plus promises 143 km (IDC) of range on a single charge from a 3.44 kWh battery while accelerating from 0 to 40 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Top speed is capped at 80 km/h for both variants. Both V1 Pro and V1 Plus can be charged at a rate of 1.2 km/minute.

Vida V1 comes with riding modes namely Eco, Ride and Sport. Hero also promises 100+ combinations of custom modes. Hero Vida V1 gets navigation, charging slot booking and promises seamless smartphone connectivity.

The Vida V1 e-scooters also get electronic features such as a 7.0-inch TFT touchscreen dash, keyless operation, 3 riding modes as well.

As of now, the Vida V1 e-scooters will only be available in Bengaluru, Delhi and Jaipur, with other locations being offered soon. Bookings open on October 10, 2022 and deliveries will commence in the second week of December 2022. Hero is also offering a buy-back assurance scheme. As part of this, the company would purchase the scooter back at up to 70% of its value within 16-18 months.

The VIDA V1 comes with standard five-year warranty for 50,000 kms. The batteries are covered by a warranty valid for three years or up to 30,000 kilometers. VIDA V1 Plus is available in three exciting colors – Matte White, Matte Sports Red and Gloss Black while VIDA V1 Pro comes in four colors, including these three and Matte Abrax Orange.

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