Hero Electric Bikes and Scooters in India 2019
Hero Electric is an automobile manufacturer that solely produces electric two-wheelers suitable for city use. Born from Hero MotoCorp, the Indian automobile giant, Hero Electric consistently produces high-quality electric two-wheelers that are cherished by people across the country. Hero Electric has over 500 dealerships in more than 100 cities across the country.
High efficiency, smooth working and eco-friendly build of these electric vehicles have gained them a respectable status in the Indian market. As the engine assembly consists of nothing but a battery paired with the transmission system, these two-wheelers are quite lightweight. Hero Electric two-wheelers are equipped with an automatic CVT transmission gearbox instead of a traditional manual gearbox.
Hero Electric Bikes Price List in India
About Hero Electric - The History
In 1956, Late Mr. Dayanand Munjal founded the brand Hero that manufactured bicycles and motorcycles. He had the vision to provide affordable mobility solutions to millions of Indians when he forayed into manufacturing of two-wheelers. In the subsequent years, the brand established its name in the field of bicycle and motorcycle manufacturing across the world.
Hero Electric, a part of this foundation was started around 2000-2003 when the development of electric two-wheelers took place in India. This time period saw the launch of first battery-powered E-cycles in India. A few years later between 2007 and 2009, India’s 1st E-scooter was introduced into the market by the Hero Group. The company started manufacturing of electric scooters from its dedicated manufacturing facility in Ludhiana, Punjab. During this time, Hero Group founded the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) in the year 2008 to spread awareness about electric vehicles in India. This was the one and only electric vehicle manufacturers association in India. The objective of the society of manufacturers of electric vehicles is to create a roadmap for the growth and expansion of electric two-wheelers market in the country. It provides active support to the electric vehicle industry along with the Government of India and is helping shape up the future of electric vehicles in India. It envisages India as the top destination on the global map of Electric Vehicle industry.
A couple of years later, one of the most significant moments in the history of Indian two-wheeler industry took place. The Hero Group acquired Ultra Motors so that they could compete on a global level in the electric two-wheeler market. This acquisition helped in making the Hero Group a globally recognized brand in the two-wheeler industry. During this period, they achieved the milestone of opening 100 dealerships of electric scooters across India.
In 2016, Hero Electric developed a portable battery for their scooters that could be charged at the customer’s home. They also launched the 1st Li-Ion (lithium ion) powered E-scooter in India. By 2019, Hero Electric crossed 500 dealerships across the country and acquired an SA-8000 certification. During this period, Hero Group implemented the Li-ion technology uniformly across the entire range of their electric bikes in India.
At present, Hero Electric bikes are sold across 25+ states in India through the extensive dealership network comprising of over 500 dealers across the country. The company recently achieved the milestone of 2,00,000+ units being sold in India.
Hero Electric Bike Photos
Hero Electric bikes not only offer a superior travelling experience for the riders but are also a sight to behold. A look at the Hero Electric bike pictures is enough for anyone to be attracted by their aesthetically pleasing appearance. Elegant design, nice colours and fantastic looks make them the best option in the market.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What does “fully electric two-wheeler” mean?
A fully electric two-wheeler means that the vehicle runs only on an electricity-powered battery and does not comprise any other fuel system, like diesel or petrol. The engine is powered by a rechargeable battery.
2. What is the mileage offered by Hero Electric scooters?
Fuel efficiency or mileage doesn’t particularly apply to Hero Electric scooters as they run on electricity. Depending on the variant, the two-wheelers from Hero Electric can run for up to 65 km on a full charge. The manufacturer claims that the average battery range of Flash, Optima and NYX is 65 km but while riding any one of these bikes, the actual range is limited to 55 km at the most.
3. How long does it take to fully charge the bike?
If the battery is completely drained, it takes approximately 8 hours to reach a full charge. Hero Electric claims that the batteries can be fully charged within 4 to 5 hours but practical use says otherwise.
4. What is the price range of Hero Electric two-wheelers in India?
The Hero Electric scooty price range extends from INR 18,990 for the Avior and goes up to INR 49,490 for the Photon. These are ex-showroom prices, exclusive of insurance charges and RTO registration fees.
5. How is the handling of an electric two-wheeler?
It is similar to any other scooter. An electric scooter is built almost identical to a normal scooter hence the riding and handling experience in traffic conditions, uneven roads and potholes is quite similar to that of a petrol bike. The only noticeable difference is the pick-up or acceleration of the vehicle and its top speed. Petrol scooters have a powerful engine that can boost them to a speed of 80-90 kmph while an electric bike can only reach top speeds of 45 kmph.
6. Do I need a driver’s licence and RTO registration to ride an electric bike?
Yes. Even though it utilizes electricity for transmission, an electric bike must be registered in the nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO). Also, the rider/owner of the bike must have a valid driver’s licence while riding the bike.
7. How to charge an electric bike?
Charging an electric two-wheeler is very easy and similar to charging a mobile device or laptop. First, connect the charging wire to the charging port of the bike. This is usually at the front below the driver’s seat. Connect the other end of the charging cord to a power outlet that can support 48 V, 20 Ah or a 72 V, 24 Ah battery. Turn on the switch and observe whether the “Charging” and “Power” indicator lights on the charger turn on. Once the battery is fully charged, the 3rd light “Full” will begin to glow.
8. Where can I purchase Hero Electric bikes from?
Honda has an extensive dealership network across all the major cities of India. At present, there are more than 500 Hero Electric bike dealerships across 100 cities in India. You can get in touch with your nearest dealership for any information that you need or to purchase a new Hero Electric bike.
9. What is the service cost of Hero Electric bikes?
The service cost that you would have to pay on a new electric bike varies significantly on the basis of the model you choose as well as the road conditions in your city. For more information regarding the service cost of the particular electric bike, you should get in touch with your nearest Hero Electric bike dealership.
10. Are all Hero Electric bikes eco-friendly?
As all Hero Electric bikes run on battery and do not require any fossil fuel to run, there are virtually no emissions from the electric bikes, making them an environment-friendly option. This is another reason that authorities are encouraging the usage of electric bikes in India.
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