Hero Electric launches e-tipper, unveils e-scooters

Published by Metro India News Online on January 29, 2016 16:08:53 PM

Leading electric two-wheeler maker Hero Electric today unveiled a range of electric vehicles, including scooters and a load carrying tipper, as part of its plans to expand its product portfolio in the country. While the company launched the electric dumper, which comes with a payload capacity of 250 kg and is priced at Rs 1.75 lakh, the scooters will be introduced in April.

"While the tipper has been launched today, the lithium ion battery powered scooters would be launched on April 1. With the city's pollution levels growing at an alarming rate, restorative steps in the form of electric vehicles are the need of the hour," Hero Electric CEO Sohinder Gill told reporters here. The company is receiving great response for the tipper and is in talks with various entities to sell the vehicle, he added.

The electric tipper, which has a maximum speed of 25 km/h, can cover a distance of 80 km on a single charge. It comes with a hydraulic system to load and unload the materials. It also plans to introduce another variant of the vehicle with a payload capacity of 500 kg in the next six months, Gill said. Commenting on the electric scooters price range, which will be powered by lithium ion batteries, Gill said the entry level model Maxi will be priced at Rs 49,500, the Optima model at Rs 54,500 and the high speed Photon model at Rs 88,000.

"We are committed to our vision to provide green mobility to the country and look forward to consistent innovation towards developing products for the Indian electric vehicles market," said Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Group.