Hero Vida Electric Scooter launch is scheduled for October 7, confirmed by a video invite published by the company…
It has been confirmed by Hero MotoCorp themselves that the first electric scooter from their Vida Electric brand will make its debut on October 7 afternoon.
Through a launch Invite video posted by the manufacturer on YouTube, they have raised a question – Can a Scooter change the World? – suggesting that their Vida electric scooter could bring the change that could have a global impact.
Then the question is followed by a silhouette of an electric scooter which has a very modern design, carried by many other electric scooters from other brands. It is very similar to the design of the Ola S1 Pro electric scooter as well.
The silhouetted electric scooter aesthetics looks different than the one showcased by Mr. Munjal himself when he announced the Vida brand. The one showcased during the announcement looks like a conventional ICE scooter morphed with some modern equipment. The silhouetted scooter looks like a purpose-designed e-scooter sporting design of the future.
Or, it just could be a generic silhouette of a scooter to signify any electric scooter and we could be reading too much into the invite video.
Hero MotoCorp have always preached affordability and reliability through their products. These characteristics are likely to trickle into the new Vida range of EVs as well. Not much is known about the upcoming electric scooter as of now. However, it is likely that Vida electric scooter will have a sporty design, along with a range of practical features.
Powering the Hero Vida Electric scooter could be a mid-mounted motor that sends power to the rear wheels via a belt drive system. The scooter is likely to ride on 12-inch and 10-inch alloy wheels at the front and rear, respectively. Suspension system will comprise of telescopic forks at the front and a swingarm unit at the rear.
While EV brands like Ola, Ather, Chetak, iQube, etc. utilise non-removable battery packs and are working on adapting the swappable battery system, Vida electric scooter is likely to get the removable battery option as a standard feature.
Hero MotoCorp will leverage their partner Gogoro, a Taiwan-based company that specializes in building and maintaining battery swapping infrastructure, to equip their new e-scooter with this modern alternative to fast charging tech.