Scheduled to launch sometime this year, it will use a 4,000 W motor that is good enough to top out 85 kmph while being able to return 110 km riding range
Hero Electric is the leading manufacturer of electric two-wheelers in the Indian market and with the industry waiting for a huge transformation, the company is ready to get in the act. According to a media report, a new scooter, which focusses on high-speed as well as riding range, will be launched soon.
Notoriously, the existing zero-emission scooters in the market do not have an appreciable top speed or performance as their conventional IC-engined counterparts. And, it is a major drawback, considering that the performance-based 125 cc scooters are on the raise in recent times with manufacturers lining up new products to address the demand.
Codenamed AXLHE-20, it will kick start a new trend of scooters from Hero Electric reportedly and will sit at the top of the food chain. The high-speed series currently comprises of three electric scooters namely Nyx, Photon and Photon 72 V. With the AXLHE-20 being the new flagship product, it will be most expensive of the entire range.
Scheduled to launch sometime this year, it will use a 4,000 W motor that is good enough to top out 85 kmph while being able to return 110 km riding range on a single charge. It is also said to have top-notch features and will be a connected e-scooter with instrument cluster supporting Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone integration with use of applications.
We had already seen the AXLHE-20 in flesh, when it was unveiled alongside A2B Speed and Kuo Boost e-bikes earlier this year. It wore a camouflage in its near production form and can produce around 8 horsepower. It features regenerative braking system and the lithium-ion battery can be fully charged from zero in about four hours.
The largest electric two-wheeler manufacturer in India has introduced 15 products in the last ten years and holds a 65 percent market share. Within the span of another year, the company is planning to establish new production facilities and is aiming to generate Rs. 1,000 crore revenue in the next four years with 10-fold sales growth.
Hero Electric is optimistic about its future and wants to sell six lakh units per year by 2022-23. As much as nine other electric two-wheelers are reported to be in the pipeline in the current fiscal.