Hero Electric today launched the Dash electric scooter in India for a starting price of INR 62,000*. The company also showcased the Extended Range (ER) editions of the Optima and Nyx at the launch event of the Dash. The Optima ER and Nyx ER are available for INR 68,721* and INR 69,754* respectively.
The new Hero Dash uses a 48v 28 Ah Li-Ion battery with fast-charging technology. The battery pack can be recharged in 4 hours and offers a range of 60 km. To tackle the Indian driving conditions, the Hero Dash comes with a high ground clearance of 145 mm. Key features of the new Dash include LED DRLs, LED headlights, digital instrument cluster, USB mobile charging port, tubeless tyres, dual-tone body colour and graphics and remote boot opening.
Other hardware specifications include telescopic front forks and twin-sided springs to perform the shock absorption tasks. Anchoring department comprises drum brakes on both wheels.
Hero Electric is one of the five manufacturers in India to benefit from the FAME-II subsidy. The company will continue to comply with the FAME-II guidelines to receive the subsidy and offer its products at lower prices. The lowered GST rates on electric bikes, batteries and chargers will further bring down the prices of Hero Electric products.
Apart from the launch of the Dash, Hero Electric also spoke about its plans to increase touchpoints presently to 1,000 (from the existing 615 outlets) by end of 2020. The company aims to make the brand accessible even in the most interior parts of the country. It plans to ramp up production capacity to 5 lakh units per annum in the next three years.
Check out the complete technical specifications and features of the Hero Optima ER and Nyx ER:
|MODEL||OPTIMA ER||NYX ER|
|COLOURS||OP1. MATTE RED | OP2. MATTE GREY||N1. BLACK | N2. SILVER|
|PRICE (NORTHEAST)||INR 71,534||INR 72,566|
|PRICE (REST OF INDIA)||INR 68,721||INR 69,754|
|PC Head Lamp||Y||Y|
|Larger & Comfortable Seat||Y||-|
|Anti Theft with Remote Lock||Y||-|
|High Torque PWM Controller||Y ( High Torque Motor)||Y|
|Speed||42 km/hr||42 km/hr|
|Range||110 km/ch||100 km/ch|
|Battery Capacity (Ah)||56 Ah @ C3 rating||56 Ah @ C3 rating|
|Numbers of Battery||2||2|
|Charging Time||4-5 hours||4-5 hours|
|Motor||550W/1200W (Peak Power)||600W/1300W (Peak Power)|
|Acceleration (0-30 kmph)||8 sec||8 sec|
|Kerb Weight||83 kg||87 kg|
|Charger||Fan-cooled Charger||Fan-cooled Charger|
|Tyre Size||90 x 90 x 12||90 x 90 x 12|
|Gradeability||7 Degree||7 Degree|
|Ground Clearance||140 mm||141 mm|
|WARRANTY||3 Years (Bike + Battery)||3 Years (Bike + Battery)|
*Ex-showroom PAN India