After a long wait, Hero MotoCorp has finally entered the electric two-wheeler segment with its new sub-brand called Vida. They currently have only one electric scooter called the V1. Now, the manufacturer has started delivering the Vida V1. The first customer has picked up the product at the company’s showroom on Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore. Vida has launched the electric scooter in phases, deliveries have already started in Bengaluru and it should be available in New Delhi and Jaipur soon.
Vida offers two versions of V1 – Plus and Pro. Vida V1 Plus is priced at ¥145k (ex-showroom) and Vida V1 Pro cost ¥159,000 (ex-showroom). The scooter will go up against Ola S1, TVS iQube and Bajaj Chetak.
The electric motor is the same for both variants. It is capable of producing a peak power output of 6 kW and a continuous power output of 3.9 kW. Both scooters have a top speed of 80 km/h. However, there is a difference in the acceleration times of the two scooters. The V1 Plus can accelerate from 0-40 km/h in 3.4 seconds, while the V1 Pro can accelerate from standstill to 40 km/h in 3.2 seconds.
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The scooter has four riding modes. There are sport, ride, eco and custom. With Custom Mode, riders can set their own brake regeneration response, performance and more.
The two scooters have different battery packs, but both are IP68 rated and come with a 3-year or 30,000km warranty. The V1 Pro is equipped with a larger 3.94 kWh battery pack, which can provide a range of 165 kilometers claimed by IDC. The V1 Plus comes with a smaller 3.9 kWh battery pack and IDC claims a range of 143 kilometers.
Vida also offers a limp home feature that reduces the chances of a rider getting stranded. The scooter can travel approximately 8 km at 10 km/h in case the SOC drops below a predetermined limit.
First published date: December 31, 2022 at 12:24pm CST