Hero Vida V1 electric scooter launched in IndiaPosted On: October 9, 2022 By : Shuva Raj Khatri
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.
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.
|Battery capacity (kWh)||3.44||3.94|
|Motor power (kW)||6||6|
|Top speed (kmph)||80||80|
|Acceleration (0-40 kmph)||3.4 seconds||3.2 seconds|
|Range (IDC)||143 km||165 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 litres||26 litres|
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 models||Price in India||Price in Nepal (expected)|
|V1 Plus||INR 1.45 lakh||Starting at Rs 4 lakh|
|V1 Pro||INR 1.59 lakh|