Hero MotoCorp Vida V1, new age fully- integrated electric vehicle (EV) has made
its debut. Available in two variants –V1 Pro and V1 Plus, the new electric
scooter can be booked online on vidaworld.com and at Vida Experience Centers in
Delhi, Jaipur and Bengaluru from October 10, 2022 onwards at Rs 2499/-. Customer deliveries will commence from the
second week of December, with Vida V1 Plus priced at Rs 145,000/-and Vida V1
Pro priced at Rs 159,000/- respectively (ex-showroom Delhi).
V1 Plus is available in three colours – Matte White, Matte Sports Red and Gloss
Black while Vida V1 Pro comes in four colours, including these three and Matte
and developed at Hero’s state-of-the-art R&D hubs, the Centre of Innovation
and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur and the Hero Tech Centre Germany (TCG) near
Munich, Vida V1is being manufactured at Hero MotoCorp’s Garden Factory at
Chittoor, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
development and production of the Vida V1 follows all-encompassing approach to
sustainability involving compliance with strict environmental and social
standards in the extraction of raw materials, plus the use of electricity from
renewable sources and a high proportion of recycled materials in the mix.
V1 is being launched in a phased manner, with the product being available for
retail sales in Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur to begin with, and subsequently in
launch of Vida V1, powered by Hero, heralds a new chapter in sustainable
mobility. Vida meaning ‘life’, is a promise of a better world. An affirmation
of life itself! A quality of life that ensures wellness, vitality, joy, and the
permission to dream! the Vida V1 will play a crucial role by reducing tail-pipe
emissions, promoting eco-friendly behavior and leading to a conscious shift in
overall consumption patterns. We must redesign the entire value system and
ecosystem of a product and service to have meaningful results for the future of
our planet. We have taken the responsibility to contribute towards building a
sustainable future, so that the generations that come after us inherit a better
planet than the one that we live in. With our tagline ‘Make Way’, Vida V1 is
paving the path to a greener & cleaner planet,” stated Dr. Pawan Munjal,
Chairman and CEO, Hero MotoCorp.
V1 will come with a removable battery. It can be integrated at home to enable
safe and convenient charging up to 11kW. Hero MotoCorp aims to build one of the
best charging networks in the two-wheeler segment with fast chargers and
welcomes owners of electric two-wheelers of all brands for fast and convenient
V1 features a high-voltage Li-Ion based battery with Nickel Manganese Cobalt
chemistry having a net energy content of 3.94 kWh in Vida V1 Pro and for the
Vida V1 Plus has a net energy content of 3.44 kWh. Batteries can stand shock
loads and have gone through many industry-first test protocols for reliability.
V1 goes up a gradient of 18+ degrees with a 60 % SOC and 2 riders. The Vida V1
comes with standard five-year warranty for 50,000kms. The batteries are covered
by a warranty valid for three years or up to 30,000 kilometers.
the variants are available in four riding modes – Sport, Ride, Eco &
Custom. The Vida V1 Pro offers a range of 165 kms and Vida V1 PLUS offers a
range of 143 kms.
V1 and its systems have gone through 200,000 kilometers of testing and
validation, and feedback loops that have run for 25,000 hours.
V1 has been designed and tested for
Withstanding dusty environment
Potholes and uneven roads
Water logged roads
V1 provides the customer geo-fencing, speed and distance limits. With these and
real time tracking, the riders can
Safeguard their loved ones
Get riding behavior insights, and
Prevent theft or vandalism
7 inches TFT is an intelligent HMI having a touchscreen enabled Over The Air
for easy functionality. The smart 2-way throttle is able to provide reverse and
limp home feature, keeps the rider agnostic of being stranded, since Vida V1
offers the rider an ability to drive at 10kmph for about 8 kilometers to a
location of choice, in case the SOC drops below a pre-defined limit.
cloud is an exclusive interface that engages the rider, vehicle and the service
backend to enhance efficiency and reinforce the worry-free experience. The
technology interfaces through Augmented Reality, Prognostics, remote
diagnostics to repair on-site, book a charging station slot, the analytics,
machine learning enhances the ownership experience of the rider.
ELECTRIC POWER TRAIN TECHNOLOGY
V1 features a highly integrated e-drive unit within a single housing that has a
PMSM electric motor, IP 68 compliant and transmission. Vida V1 gives you a top
speed of 80 kmph, acceleration from 0 to 40kmph in 3.2 seconds with a maximum
output of 6kW.
MotoCorp also announced a slew of first-of-its kind customer propositions and
services. This includes Green EMI, an efficient and seamless financing platform
which will not only offer an easy paper less journey but alsobest-in-class
interest rates at 1.5-2% lesser than the prevailing financial options in the
MotoCorp has also introduced a Buy-Back scheme that provides comfort &
confidence to all first time EV buyers, with a first-in-industry assurance of
vehicle buy-back at 70% of purchase value between the 16th to 18th months of
yet another first-of-its-kind initiative in this category, Vida V1 will be
available to customers for test-ride for up to three days. In addition to Pick-
up and drop for customers, Vida V1 also offers another industry-first
initiative–Repair On-Site –with customer executives available to provide
much as the digital assets reinforce Hero MotoCorp’s Tech First approach to Vida,
the company is also creating a host of physical assets, including innovative
and exciting Experience Centers at key locations and pop ups in popular malls,
designed to provide an immersive and a completely differentiated experience to
MotoCorp is also installing Pods which would be placed in vantage spots across
its dealerships in various cities.
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