Hero MotoCorp has finally begun deliveries of its first electric scooter, the Vida V1. The first e-scooter was delivered by the Vida Experience Centre located at Vittal Mallya Road in Bangalore.
For those who aren’t aware, the Hero Vida V1 is available in two trims– V1 Plus and V1 Pro, priced at Rs 1,35,705 and Rs 1,46,880 (on-road Delhi). Compared to its key rivals like the Ola S1, TVS iQube and Ather 450X, the Vida V1 is slightly overpriced. However, what’s more disappointing is that the scooter is currently limited to only Bengaluru, Jaipur and Delhi.
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Powering the Vida V1 Plus is a 3.44kWh swappable battery pack claiming a riding range of around 143km on a single charge. The V1 Pro, on the other hand, gets a bigger 3.94kWh battery pack, which has a 165km range. Hero claims that the e-scooter can be fast charged from 0 to 80% in just 65min. It has a top speed of 80 kmph.
As for features, the Vida V1 comes with an all-LED lighting system, keyless access, a 7-inch colour TFT display, connected techs with mobile app-based lock/unlock & find my vehicle, onboard navigation, cruise control, reverse mode, and riding modes (Eco/Ride/Sports). Furthermore, you can customize regenerative braking capabilities and acceleration as per your convenience with the segment’s first individual performance mode.