Hero Electric, the electric vehicles division of Hero MotoCorp, has announced the introduction of the all new high-speed electric scooter - 'Photon' across India. The vehicle was first unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. The company claims that "the product earned exceptional response during test marketing in select markets and was on waiting." The new scooter comes with features like front telescopic suspensions, anti-theft alarm, float-cum-boost charger, aerodynamic style, Economy & Power Mode.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Sohinder Gill, CEO of Hero Electric says, "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 endeavor 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. The water-proof brushless DC motor with low electro-magnetic interference gives a virtually noiseless ride. The scooter also has electronic controllers with 12 mosfets, 24MHz high-speed controller that gives instant response to the drive-train with minimum signal losses. The Photon's AGM VRLA battery is especially made for the harshest of Indian environmental conditions.
The Photon's multi-stage charger with in-built memory regulates the charge based on the battery condition, giving the highest charge efficiency. The Hero Electric Photon scooter is priced at ₹ 54,110 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The vehicle is available on sale across all the 5 metro cities in India and in three colours - Vivid Burgundy, Vanilla White and Velvet Black.