Hero Vida V1 electric scooter launched at Rs 1.45 lakhs

First electric scooter from Hero MotoCorp

Finally, after waiting for so many years, the country’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp has finally entered the electric scooter segment. Hero MotoCorp has launched its electric sub-brand Vida’s first product the Vida V1 electric scooter at a starting price of Rs 1,45,000. The much anticipated Vida e-scooter has been launched with options between the Vida Plus and Vida Pro models. The former will be priced at Rs 1,45,000 and the latter will cost Rs 1,59,000.

Hero Vida V1 electric scooter launched at Rs 1.45 lakhs

Hero MotoCorp did not rush to enter the EV game and took its time to come up with the Vida brand and its products. And we can note that the scooter has been designed with great attention to detail. In terms of design, the scooter looks extremely modern and features a distinct stark appearance. On the front, the electric scooter gets a sharp facia with full LED headlamps that also house the LED daytime running lamps. Moving a little up from the headlight, the Vida V1 gets tiny yet powerful LED turn indicators that protrude from the short black flyscreen. The e-scooter also gets split seats, 26L boot space, dual-tone alloy wheels and a generously sized grab handle.

As highlighted before the launch, the Vida electric scooters come with extremely convenient swappable batteries. Meanwhile, other includes technological amenities of the Vida e-scooters include a 7.0-inch TFT touchscreen dashboard, keyless entry, Emergency Alert, Follow me home lights and multiple riding modes. A proprietary app is also available for pairing a phone to it. The limp home function of the Vida is another special attribute. In the event that the SOC falls below a set threshold, VIDA V1 provides the rider with the option to go at 10 kph for around 8 kilometres to a destination of their choice.

Coming to variants of the Vida electric scooters, the company has introduced two models as mentioned earlier. The Vida Pro and the Vida Plus. According to the company, the Vida Pro gets a claimed range of 165 km on a single full charge and 0-40kmph happens in 3.2 secs. The top speed of the scooter has been limited to 80 kmph and its swappable batteries can be fast charged. Vida also claims that the batteries can be charged from 0-80 percent in just 65 minutes. Moving on to the other variant of the model – the Vida Plus. It gets a claimed range of 143 Km. The top speed of this cheaper variant is although the same as the Pro variant at 80 kmph, it takes slightly longer for 0-40 kmph at 3.4 secs.

A high-voltage Li-Ion battery pack containing nickel and manganese cobalt is also one of the highlighted features of the VIDA V1. The battery of the VIDA V1 Pro is rated at 3.94 kWh, whereas the VIDA V1 Plus battery is rated at 3.44 kWh. For the scooters, Hero is providing a normal five-year warranty for 50,000 miles. Meanwhile, the batteries will be good for three years or up to 30,000 miles, according to the company.