These products are part of Hero Electric’s plan to double sales every year over the next five years.
Hero Electric has unveiled three new products in India – an electric scooter and two electric bicycles. These products will be launched in 2018 in a phased manner and will also be on display at the upcoming Auto Expo.
The scooter, codenamed AXLHE-20, is powered by a 4kW motor that produces a peak power of 6kW. The e-scooter can reach a top speed of 85km/h and go up to 110km on a single charge. The lithium-ion battery on the AXLHE-20 can get fully charged from empty in around four hours. It also features regenerative braking.
The pair of e-bicycles launched by Hero are sourced from A2B, which is the UK-based electric bicycle-making subsidiary of Hero Electric. The A2B Speed is powered by a 500W motor. Its 36V battery can last for a claimed 700 full charge cycles and gives the electric bicycle a range of 70km along with a top speed of 45km/h. Furthermore, the A2B Speed has an aluminium frame and eight gear rear derailleur transmission along with hydraulic disc brakes.
The second one is called the A2B Kuo Boost, which is a foldable electric bicycle. It is powered by a 350W motor and has a top speed of 32km/h. Its lithium-ion battery gives 60km of range per charge and lasts up to 700 full charge cycles. The Kuo Boost’s aluminium frame weighs 20kg to enhance portability. The transmission on the Kuo Boost is shared with the Speed.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric, said, ‘We are proud to showcase our new range of electric two-wheelers, which have been especially designed for the aspirational Indian. The AXLHE-20 is a high-speed e-bike that promises the perfect blend of performance and efficiency. On the other hand, A2B Speed and Kuo Boost are premium electric bicycles that cater to upwardly mobile youth who value adventure and fitness.’
Along with these three launches, the company also launched ‘10 Years Ahead’ campaign to mark 10 years of manufacturing electric two-wheelers. Over the past decade, Hero Electric claims to have launched 15 electric two-wheelers in India and has a market share of 65 per cent in this segment.