The first electric scooter from Hero MotoCorp will debut on October 7, the company has revealed. The launch will take place under Vida, a recently trademarked sub-brand of Hero designed to target the electric two-wheeler market. The company has been using its social media channels to advertise as the launch draws closer. The upcoming EV will have interchangeable batteries, the company stated in a post on Instagram.
The soon-to-be-unveiled electric scooter will include a battery switching option, according to the picture on Vida’s official Instagram account, which reads, “New Vida employs a modular charging system with portable batteries so you can charge up anytime you want, wherever you are.”
This won’t be the first scooter to come with a swappable battery. We recently saw a similar concept in the works on the Bounce Infinity E1 scooter. The benefit of detachable batteries is that they make it simple and quick to swap out a dead battery with a fully charged one at a battery changing station. The entire procedure just takes a few minutes. This saves a tonne of time because it takes an average electric scooter with non-swappable battery hours to recharge fully.
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This next e-scooter is anticipated to target the mainstream market and would likely cost less than ₹1 lakh. You may expect performance levels in the range of something like the base TVS iQube, which fits in very well with the existing EV fleet of the Hero group. However, it won’t compete directly with vehicles like the Ola Electric S1 Pro or the Ather X450X.