Hero Electric, one of the leading electric two-wheeler companies, on Wednesday launched the Optima CX5.0 (Dual Battery), Optima CX2.0 (Single Battery) and NYX CX5.0 (Dual Battery) electric scooters. Their price is between Rs 85,000-1,30,000. The company said that its new range of electric scooters are equipped with modern Japanese motor technology, thereby ensuring a smoother ride.
These electric scooters have features like hibernating battery technology. company Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric said that Hero Electric’s diverse portfolio caters to the varied mobility needs of its customers. He added that the new scooters have been designed with feedback from over six lakh customers. These have powertrains that have been developed to convert almost all of the battery power into usable energy for the scooters. The company’s Managing Director, Naveen Munjal said that the newelectric scooters A lot of research and development (R&D) has been done for
He said that the company is ready to manufacture more than one million vehicles per year from its manufacturing units. Hero Electric had signed an agreement with the Rajasthan government last year to set up a mega electric vehicle manufacturing plant. An investment of over Rs 1,200 crore will be made on this plant. Its annual production capacity will be more than 20 lakh units.
This plant will be in Salarpur Industrial Area on 170 acres. Production is expected to begin at the end of next year. New technology like modern equipment and robotics will be used in this plant. In this, renewable energy resources like solar energy will also be emphasized. This will be the company’s third greenfield plant. A large number of people will get employment from this plant. Hero Electric sold 5,861 units of electric scooters in February. This is less than the company’s sales in the same month last year. Last year, the company’s sales in February were 6,393 units. E-scooters and e-bikes account for about two per cent of the total two-wheeler sales in the country. It is planned to increase it to about 80 percent by 2030. Several new electric two-wheelers are likely to be launched in the coming months.