Hero MotoCorp's Vida V1 electric scooter is ready to hit Indian roads as the company has begun its deliveries in India. The Vida Experience Center in Bengaluru's Vittal Mallya Road made the first e-scooter delivery. The Hero Vida V1, which has been launched under the Vida sub-brand, comes in two models: Plus and Pro. The Hero Vida V1 Plus, which is priced at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru), and the Hero Vida V1 Pro, which costs Rs 1.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru), have a range of 143 kilometres and 165 Kilometres, respectively. The prices of the variants are comparatively less in Delhi because of the state government subsidies. With the exception of the replaceable battery pack, the variants are identical in terms of their functionality and features. Delivery of the Vida V1 has started in Bengaluru, and experience centres in Delhi and Jaipur will soon follow.
The electric scooter has swappable batteries and a charging speed of 1.2 km/min. The variants can go from 0 to 40km/h in 3.2 and 3.4 seconds, respectively. The top speed of both versions is 80km/h. In terms of comparison, the Hero Vida V1 Pro boasts a bigger 3.94kWh battery as opposed to the 3.44kWh battery on the Hero Vida V1 Plus. Additionally, the V1 Pro also gets a fully customizable riding mode. It weighs 125kg as opposed to the Hero Vida V1 Plus's kerb weight of 124kg because of its increased battery capacity. The Hero Vida V1 has arrived with a 7-inch touchscreen, an LED headlamp up front, and dual-tone bodywork. As for the features, the model gets a two-way throttle, keyless entry, cruise control, SOS warning, and more. The electric scooter will go against the models like the Ola S1 Pro, the Ather 450X, the TVS iQube, and more.
Recently, Hero MotoCorp launched the updated XPulse 200T 4V at a price of Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom). The firm claimed that the 200T 4V now comes with better touring capabilities, enhanced state-of-the-art technology, and significant performance improvements. In India, the new Hero XPulse 200T 4V goes up against the models such as the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, the Honda CB 200X, the Keeway SR125, and the Honda XBlade.
The Hero XPulse 200T 4V has a sportier appearance thanks to the new two-tone paint options. The motorcycle is available in three colour schemes - Sports Red, Matt Funk Lime Yellow, and Matt Shield Gold. While the overall design remains the same, the XPulse 200T 4V now has gaitered front forks, a small fly screen over the LED headlamp, and a body colour painted head case. The rear tail rack has been replaced by a tubular grab rail, although the alloy design, scooped seat, and side panels have been retained.