Hero MotoCorp had forayed into electric scooters segment with the introduction of ‘Photon’ at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi. With the festive season right around the corner, Hero MotoCorp thought it to be the opportune moment to introduce this electric scooter. The scooter is targeted at working women, youngsters, senior citizens as well as professionals. The Photon is not just a pretty electric scooter but also comes packed with some attractive features like front telescopic suspensions, anti-theft alarm, float-cum-boost charger, aerodynamic style, Economy & Power Mode.
The Hero Photon is priced at Rs 54,110 (Ex Showroom Delhi)
Speaking at the launch, Sohinder Gill, CEO of Hero Electric said, “Hero Electric has continued innovating and developing remarkable products for the EV market in India. There is a lot of potential in India and we are ready for the EV invasion. Companies are recognizing this fact and are working on products and technologies. Keeping in mind the varied needs of customers, it has been our constant endeavour to innovate in the e-two wheeler category, strengthening the trust of our valued customers. We are confident that the new Hero Electric High Speed Photon will further augment our growth in the EV segment.”
The Photon has a High Mag-Flux with 46 magnetic poles for high efficiency and high torque which helps to accelerate even on slopes without overloading. It also has electronic controllers with 12 mosfets, 24MHz High-Speed controller for giving instant response to the drive train with minimum signal losses. The Hero Photon is installed with AGM VRLA battery made of the most pure materials, using patented electrolyte having extremely low internal resistance.
The scooter claims a top speed of around 45 KMPH and has a range of 50 Km per charge if ridden on the Power mode and an 80 Km range if ridden in the Economy mode. The Photon’s multi-stage intelligent charger with in-built memory regulates the charge based on the battery condition, giving the better charge efficiency. It also has a miniature circuit breaker for extra safety and battery charge conservation during long storage along with a fire-resistant wiring harness for a high safety factor. Unlike a few other models in its class, the new Photon requires its rider to have a license and complete registration for the two-wheeler.
The Photon comes in,
- Vivid Burgundy
- Vanilla White
- Velvet Black
The Photon is by far the best looking electric scooter that we have in our country, if they match it with respectable performances they could make a good impact with their target audience. On the other hand for the price the buyers would expect it to rival the traditional head to head, a challenge we are yet to see whether this smart Electric scooter is up to or not.
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