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Hero Electric has forayed into the electric trike segment with its AE-3 in addition to a motorcycle
Electric trike gets a range of 100km and a top speed of 80kmph
AE-47 – the motorcycle gets a 3kWh battery and a range of 160km
Also brings in three new electric scooters
The biggest electric vehicle brand in the country – Hero Electric, showcased its new range of products at the Auto Expo including a motorcycle and a trike. Hero Electric also unveiled an all-new scooter called the AE-29.
Let's begin with the motorcycle – the AE-47. It is powered by a 3.5kWh battery mated to a 4kW motor. It has an impressive range of 160km in Eco mode and 85km in Power mode. Full charge takes four hours and top speed is a respectable 85kmph. Interestingly it also gets Cruise Control along with keyless fob and reverse. You also get geo fencing and real time tracking.
The trike is christened as AE-3 and it gets a gyroscope-based stability feature along with an auto-balance park switch. The AE-3 is powered by a 3kWh lithium-ion battery with a range of 100km while the top speed is 80kmph. Full charge takes five hours on a regular power 5A power socket. In terms of features it gets a USB charging socket, crawl and reverse assist, mobile connectivity and geofencing.
The scooter range includes AE-8, AE-75 and AE-29. The AE-29 comes with a range of 80km and a top speed of 55kmph. Features include Bluetooth connectivity, anti-theft lock, walk and reverse assist. The AE-75 has been developed in partnership with Sahara Evols and it gets a top speed of 45kmph and a range of 80km. The AE-8 belongs to the low-speed segment and thus its speed is limited at 25kmph while the range is a healthy 80km.
Hero Electric is betting big on low-speed scooters and is aiming to ramp up its production facilities and bring the capacity to 5 lakh EVs/annum