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Hero Vida V1 electric scooter launched in India

Hero MotorCorp has introduced its first electric scooter–the Vida–with the launch of the V1 in India. The Vida V1 has been offered in two variants: the V1 Plus and the V1 Pro–at a starting price of INR 1.45 lakh. The new e-scooters come equipped with either a 3.44 kWh or a 3.94 kWh lithium-ion battery that provides an Indian Driving Cycle (IDC) range of 143-165 km, depending on the variant.

Design and features

The Vida V1 scooter gets an unconventional design with sharp creases and edges. The e-scooter’s front fascia features a unique set of LED headlamps with DRLs and a distinct shield-type windscreen at the centre of the handlebar. The new e-scooter is offered with three  seating modularity options, meaning the scooter’s seats can be configured in three ways: the Config 1 gets a regular split seats arrangement; the Config 2 gets split seats with an open rear-end; and the Config 3 gets a single seat with open boot space. 

The V1 e-scooters come equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity. The e-scooter comes with notable features such as keyless control, three riding modes (Eco, Ride, and Sport), a two-way throttle, cruise control, an SOS alert button, removable batteries, 26 litres of boot space, and follow-me-home headlight. 


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Battery

The Vida V1 comes with two battery options (3.44 kWh and the 3.94 kWh), depending on the variant. The Plus variant, equipped with a 3.44 kWh battery, provides a range of 143 km and the Pro variant, with a larger battery pack, provides a range of 165 km. Both models can reach a top speed of 80 kmph.

The V1 e-scooter comes equipped with a portable charger–compatible with a 5A power outlet–that takes less than 6 hours to charge the EV from 0-80%. Moreover, the fast charger does the same in less than 65 minutes.  

V1 modelsPlusPro
Battery capacity (kWh)3.44 3.94
Motor power (kW)66
Top speed (kmph)8080
Acceleration (0-40 kmph)3.4 seconds3.2 seconds
Range (IDC)143 km165 km
Charging time 0-80% in 5 hrs 15 mins via a homecharger
 0-80% in 65 minutes via a fast charger
0-80% in 5 hrs 55 mins via a homecharger 
0-80% in 65 mins via a fast charger
Storage capacity 26 litres26 litres

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Hero Vida V1 price in Nepal

Hero MotoCorp has launched the Vida V1 e-scooter in India at a starting price of INR 1.45 lakh. The new scooter models are expected to arrive in Nepal in the first quarter of 2023. Nepalis can expect it to cost around Rs 4 lakh here.

Vida modelsPrice in IndiaPrice in Nepal (expected)
V1 PlusINR 1.45 lakhStarting at Rs 4 lakh
V1 ProINR 1.59 lakh

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