oi-Punith Bharadwaj

Posted: Saturday June 19th, 2021 10:44 AM [IST]

Hero Electric lowers the prices of its scooters to Rs 15,600 after the FAME II Incentive review. The Optima HX dual battery variant is now priced at Rs 58,990, excluding showroom (India).

The prices of Hero electric scooters have fallen

Variants and prices

Model Revised FAME II grant price Old price
Optima HX (dual battery) 58 980 74,660
Optima HX (single battery) ₹ 53,600 61 640

Reservations for the Optimax HX electric scooter can be made online at brand website for a symbolic amount of Rs 2,999.

Speaking of the Optima HX, the electric scooter is part of the brand’s high-speed model offering. The difference between the two variants of the scooter is an additional battery on the top variant. All other features and specifications remain the same.

As for the specs of the scooter, the Optima HX has a 550W BLDC electric motor paired with a 51.2V / 30Ah lithium-ion battery. This gives a maximum range of 82 kilometers and 122 kilometers on the single and dual battery variants, respectively.

The battery is portable and also has fast charging. Each battery can be charged from 0 to 100% in 5 hours. The maximum speed of the scooter is rated at 42 km / h

Features and mechanics

The Optima HX has regenerative braking which increases the range of the scooter. Some of the other highlighting features include:

The suspension tasks on the scooter are handled via a telescopic fork at the front and a dual shock absorber unit at the rear. Braking is done via a drum brake at both ends. The scooter is also equipped with alloy wheels shod with tubeless tires.

Revision of the FAME II grant

The Indian government has increased the incentives for electric two-wheelers in India. The subsidy is now increased by 50% to Rs 15,000 per kWh against Rs 10,000 per kWh of battery used in the electric scooter.

Besides Hero Electric, a few other two-wheeled electric vehicle manufacturers in India have also lowered the price of their scooters, including Okinawa Autotech. Here is the price list by model.

Thoughts on Hero Electric Scooters Prices Reduced Due to FAME 2 Grant Revision

The Hero Optima HX is particularly popular among young buyers nationwide. The lower prices will help students who want to buy an electric scooter, as the prices have increased by 15,000 rupees. Hero Electric Joins List of Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Announcing Price Cut After Overhaul of FAME 2 Incentives.

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Article published on: Saturday June 19th, 2021, 10:44 AM [IST]


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