Hero Electric, a popular name in the Indian biking industry provides electric two-wheelers across the country through its dealership network consisting of 450 showrooms. Reportedly, this count will be exceeded to 900 outlets by 2020, since the company is willing to sell over lakh units by the 2020-2021. Last fiscal that was 30000 units.
In addition to this, the Hero Electric is aiming to expand its export market to Asia and Africa. Therefore, the EVs lot that will be shipped overseas will be a fraction of projected domestic sales by 2020-21.
In current Hero Electric lineup, there are four scooters including Flash, NYX, Optima and Photon. In future, we would see an expanded portfolio with the introduction of two new models every year as planned.
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The powering for the range of Hero Electric bikes comes from lithium-ion batteries which are lightweight, powerful and efficient enough to offer a ride range of 60km. These batteries propel the motors ranging from 550W to 1000W and took 4-5 hours for a full charge. The company offers a 3-year warranty for all of its bikes.
We all know that the future of mobility is electric vehicles. The in-house and foreign two-wheeler makers are trying their level best with the support of the Indian government, planning to go all electric by 2030. Nevertheless, it would not be that easy with challenges like charging infrastructure and electricity production for the generated demand by the new electric two-wheelers.