Hero Leap Hybrid Scooter May Be Launched In 2015

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Updated on 24th June 2014

The Hero Leap Hybrid Scooter may be destined for a commercial launch by early 2015 according to a report. Hero is not expecting the scooter to sell in large numbers, only 6,000 units will be rolled-out in the first year of production with changes being made in time with the spike or dip in demand. The scooter is expected to be launched in other markets first before it makes its way to India, the markets where EVs and hybrids are in demand will be mainly targeted. If the Indian government makes any headway with the NEMMP (National Electric Mobility Mission Plan) 2020, Hero could look at being more aggressive in the segment here.

What do you think of this development? Should Hero launch the Leap in India earlier? Is there a market for hybrid vehicles in India? Let us know in the comments section below.

News Source: AutocarPro.in

Updated on 30th January 2014

Hero MotoCorp had first showcased the Hero Leap hybrid scooter concept at the 2012 Auto Expo and now the Hero Leap hybrid scooter has been revealed in it’s production guise. The Hero Leap is the country’s first hybrid scooter and runs on a lithium-ion battery which teams up with a 10.7 BHP electric traction motor. The fuel-combustion powertrain is a 124cc unit which is an all new unit developed by hero and uses a belt to drive the rear wheel. The Permanent Magnet Alternating Current (PMAC) motor delivers a torque of whopping 60 NM right from the word go.

Price

We believe it will be in the range of Rs 90,000-1,00,000 at least.

Hero Leap Hybrid Scooter
Mr. Pawan Munjal, MD & CEO, Hero MotoCorp with the Hero Leap Hybrid Scooter

The Hero Leap hybrid scooter can hit a top speed of 100 kmph with the petrol range extender motor and the scooter is a pretty silent one too. The scooter gets a LED projector headlamp, a position lamp and a stop lamp. You get a small wind shield too which seems like an after-thought but manages to gel well with the overall package. The scooter’s length stands at 1884mm, width is 850mm while the height stands at 1162mm. Its wheelbase stands at 1347 mm which is pretty good too. So it has the dimensions of a regular scooter and will come across as a good alternative for city commuting.

You get a 240mm disc brake up front and the rear wheel gets a 130mm drum brake. The hybrid scooter gets a  110/70/13 front tyre while the rear tyre is a 120/70/11 unit with both of them getting mounted on alloy wheels. The scooter weighs a hefty 140 kgs with a steel tubular frame as its underpinnings. The fuel tank capacity of the scooter is 3 litres. Hero Motocorp has placed the battery and the motor in a manner that you get a low centre of gravity, thus making it pretty agile for city maneuvering.

Hero Leap Hybrid Scooter

The hybrid scooter comes shod with regenerative braking for better stability when braking hard. It will come with Fuel-injection so cold morning starts are taken care off as well. Hero claims that the leap will have a range of about 340-350 kilometres upon combining petrol and electric modes and we believe that is pretty good too. Hero has now started to show its prowess in the two wheeler department and what all it has in store.

Would you buy a hybrid scooter? let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. When this hero leap is coming to the Indian market . I’m waiting for it for a long time . — without buying any other two wheeler for this .Please let me know if anyone have the details … ????

  2. Hello Senthil,

    Hero MotoCorp has not announced anything related to the Leap hybrid scooter for India. It is not expected to be launched here anytime soon. We will let you know if there is any news on the scooter.

    Hope this helped.

  3. Hi,

    I’d love to buy the hybrid scooter. The price of the scooter would be a major deciding factor. I am eagerly waiting for the release of the vehicle.

  4. Yes hero should launch HV vechile in India earlier …. because our indian people always calculate the running cost and it should be the lowest possible … Compared with petrol , electric motor’s running cost will be less I believe .

  5. Dr sir, its magnificent look aero dynamic shape eye catching, why the hell they are waiting for just roll on.. I’m waiting hybrid model since 3 yrs when I read gm hybrid bike in foreign roads, is hero cop waiting foreign bike to roll in India first..??

  6. I have been waiting for the vehicle from the past 2 years. I will be among the first who book the vehicle.

  7. I am going to purchase a two wheeler.confusing pleasure or activa.Today I have read about subsidy from gov.to purchase hybrid vehicle.So I am again in confusion.what to do now? But I am in fever of hybrid only.

  8. hybrid bike will definitely work in India. only thing it should be price competitive with other non gear bikes.

  9. Hello Hero Motocorp,

    No one is manufacturing a scooter for handicaps, with 3 wheels. Currently a normal scooter has to be modified by someone. Hero can capture this sector easily if it does.

  10. Hello Hero Motocorp,
    I am looking eagerly for Hero Leap hybrid scooter to launch. I am running a Eko cosmic EV from >9 years. I wish to replace it with a EV or a Hybrid scooter.

  11. Dear sir, when it is launch in all over India & what is India Price & what about mileage of this scooter. Pls mention above said details.

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