- The two new Vida V1 range of scooters feature identical features, barring the range
- HeroMotoCorp is only taking bookings in three Indian cities for the time being
- The Vida V1 Pro model also gets an additional colour variant
Considering the pace at which new electric scooters are launched in India, one would be forgiven for losing track of the new arrivals. Hero MotoCorp has finally forayed into the electric scooter segment with the Vida V1 Plus and the Vida V1 Pro. Both e-scooters are nearly identical in terms of features, barring the battery capacities.
As 91Mobiles points out, the Vida V1 series was initially expected to be revealed by October 7 but the date was later postponed by three days. The Vida V1 Plus will be available in Matte White, Gloss Black, and Matte Sports Red shades, while the V1 Pro will be available in these colours and an additional variant named Matte Abrax Orange. Bookings are currently open for the two e-scooters, with the company charging a booking fee of Rs 4,999.
Hero MotoCorp Vida V1 series features, price
The entry-level Hero Vida V1 Plus features a 3.44 kWh battery pack capable of running for up to 143 km on a full charge. Meanwhile, the V1 Pro is equipped with a 3.94 kWh battery, providing a range of up to 165 km. In terms of performance, Hero claims both models can accelerate from 0-40 kmph in 3.2 seconds, while the top speed is capped at 80 kmph for the new e-scooters.
As is expected from modern-day e-scooters, Hero is including features like two-way throttle, cruise control, keyless control, and SOS alert. Users can also choose from three riding modes, namely Eco, Ride, and Sports. OTA updates are supported as well, while customers will be treated to a 7-inch touchscreen instrument cluster.
The top-end Hero Vida V1 Pro will cost Rs 1.59 lakhs (ex-showroom), while the Vida V1 Plus will retail for Rs 1.45 lakhs. Since both models have nearly the same hardware, it makes sense for the Pro version to be only marginally more expensive than the Vida V1 Plus.
Unfortunately, Hero MotoCorp is only taking bookings for the scooters in three cities — Delhi, Jaipur and Bengaluru. The company will expand bookings to eight more cities by December.