Hero Electric has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the Extended Range (ER) variants of the Optima and Nyx. Christened as the Optima ER and Nyx ER, the electric scooters are priced at INR 68,721* and INR 69,754* respectively.
The Optima ER and the Nyx ER boast a range of 110 km and 100 km respectively. The extended range has been achieved with the use of a dual battery-pack (Lithium-Ion battery) on the electric scooters. The batter-pack takes approximately five hours to fully charge. The new variants aim to address the range anxiety associated with electric scooters.
Both scooters boast a top speed of 42 km/h. Both vehicles are part of the company’s high-speed range of products. The electric scooters ride on conventional telescopic front suspension that should soak undulations on the surfaces efficiently and offer a comfortable ride quality. Stopping power comes from drum brakes on both ends. Other key features of the products include a digital speedometer, regenerative braking and LED headlight.
Speaking about the launch of the Optima ER and Nyx ER, Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric India said:
We want to offer the best of Hero Electric products to all our customers. One feedback that we have constantly received was the range anxiety associated with e-scooters, and with the Nyx ER and Optima ER we are addressing that issue and offering a package that is high on performance and usability. I am confident that customers will appreciate these additions alongside the FAME II benefits that have made our range even more affordable.
Do note that Hero Electric is one of the five brands in the country to benefit under the FAME-II scheme. Other brand names to benefit from the subsidy include Ather Energy, Ampere, Okinawa and Jitendra Electric Vehicles. Electric vehicles also benefit from the revised GST rate (5% as against 12% previously) and other tax benefits.
Apart from the launch of the new variants, Hero Electric also announced the inauguration of its new corporate office in Bangalore. The new office is part of the company’s expansion plans for southern India. The electric two-wheeler brand targets to place 1,000 touchpoints (from existing 615) by the end of 2020. Hero Electric also plans to make an investment towards ramping up the annual production capacity to 5 lakh units.
Check out the complete technical specifications of the Optima ER and Nyx ER below:
|OPTIMA ER||NYX ER|
|COLOURS||OP1. MATTE RED | OP2. MATTE GREY||N1. BLACK | N2. SILVER|
|PRICE (NORTH EAST)||INR 71,534||INR 72,566|
|PRICE (REST OF INDIA)||INR 68,721||INR 69,754|
|PC Head Lamp||YES||YES|
|Larger & Comfortable Seat||YES||-|
|Anti Theft with Remote Lock||YES||-|
|High Torque PWM Controller||YES ( High Torque Motor)||YES|
|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)|