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Hero Vida V1 e-scooter launched at Rs 1.45 lakh

The V1 Pro is said to have a range of 165 km, while the V1 Plus can cover 143 km on a single charge.

Hero MotoCorp has launched its first electric scooter in the Indian market. The Vida V1 is also the first model under the new 'Vida' sub-brand. It is available in two variants: Pro and Plus, priced at Rs 1.45 lakh and Rs 1.59 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.

The Vida V1 features a dual-tone tone bodywork with an LED headlamp up front and a 7-inch touchscreen. It also gets features like keyless control, cruise control, SOS alert, a two-way throttle and three riding modes – Eco, Ride and Sports.

The Vida V1 electric scooter comes with swappable batteries. The V1 Pro is said to have a range of 165 km, while the V1 Plus can cover 143 km on a single charge. Both variants can be charged at a rate of 1.2 km per minute. According to Hero, the V1 Pro and V1 Plus can accelerate from 0-40 km/h in 3.2 seconds and 3.4 seconds, respectively. Both variants have a top speed of 80 km/h.

Deliveries of the Vida V1 e-scooter will begin in the second week of December 2022. Initially, the scooter will be available in Delhi, Bangalore and Jaipur only.

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.

 
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