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Hero MotoCorp can use the name ‘Hero’ for its electric vehicles, case won in Delhi High Court

According to the report, the court found that Hero MotoCorp had clarified its intention to use the name ‘Hero’ for its electric vehicles business from 2012 onwards. The company is close to launching the upcoming electric vehicles under the ‘Vida’ brand. However, the launch of the first electric scooter under the ‘Vida’ brand in July has been postponed till the festive season.

Hero MotoCorp will be able to use the name 'Hero' for its electric vehicles, the case won in Delhi High Court

Hero Electric’s Naveen Munjal was fighting a legal battle with his uncle and Hero MotoCorp Chairman Pawan Munjal over the use of the ‘Hero’ brand. Navin Munjal claimed that his family had exclusive ownership rights of the ‘Hero’ brand for eco-friendly products.

Hero MotoCorp will be able to use the name 'Hero' for its electric vehicles, the case won in Delhi High Court

In 2010, the family of Brijmohan Lal Munjal, the patriarch of the Hero Group, got control of Hero MotoCorp and Hero Corporate Services, in a family-sharing business deal. Under this agreement, the global rights of Hero Electric are with Pawan Munjal’s cousin Vinay Munjal and his son Naveen Munjal. Om Prakash Munjal got the ownership of Hero Cycles, Hero Motors and Munjal Sales Corporation, whose son Pankaj Munjal is currently the Chairman of Hero Cycles.

Hero MotoCorp will be able to use the name 'Hero' for its electric vehicles, the case won in Delhi High Court

Country’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp is gearing up to start production of electric scooters. On March 3, the company had revealed the logo of its new electric vehicle brand ‘Vida’, which the company will introduce in its upcoming electric vehicles. At present, Hero has postponed the launch of the electric scooter till the festive month of this year.

Hero’s electric scooter will be manufactured at the company’s ‘Green’ factory in Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh). The company has told that its delivery will also start a few days after the launch of this electric scooter.

Hero MotoCorp will be able to use the name 'Hero' for its electric vehicles, the case won in Delhi High Court

In August last year, Hero MotoCorp Chairman, Dr Pawan Munjal had unveiled the concept model of the company’s first electric scooter. This scooter was introduced in black and white color combination with a very slim design. The scooter gets 12-inch front and 10-inch alloy wheels at the rear.

Hero MotoCorp can use the name 'Hero' for its electric vehicles, case won in Delhi High Court

At the same time, telescopic forks have been installed in the front of the scooter and monoshock suspension has been installed in the rear. The design of the scooter is similar to that of a simple petrol engine scooter. The scooter uses a single-sided swingarm at the rear and a belt drive to connect the motor to the rear wheel. The company has given a split seat in the scooter and a grab rail for the rear seater. In the coming time, information related to the scooter’s range, battery and charging will also be revealed.

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