Let us tell you that Ladakh is one of the most inaccessible areas of India, where basic facilities for electric vehicles are negligible. However, the Union Territory recently launched its Electric Vehicle Policy and under this, charging stations for electric vehicles are being set up in Ladakh. Under the Ladakh e-vehicle policy, customers buying an electric vehicle are being given a 10 percent discount on the ex-showroom price of the vehicle.
Let us tell you that Hero Photon Plus comes with 26 Ah Lithium Ion battery. The scooter is powered by a 1.2kW motor that delivers a maximum power of 1.8kW. This scooter can be driven at a top speed of 45 km/h. At the same time, it gives a range of 90 km on full charge. It takes five hours for the scooter’s battery to charge from 0-100%. The ex-showroom price of Hero Photon Plus in Delhi after FAME-2 subsidy is Rs.80,790.
The demand for Hero Electric vehicles has grown steadily over the years. Due to this the company is expanding its production capacity as well as opening new dealerships. The company has recently opened new showrooms in Uttar Pradesh and Kerala. Hero Electric’s production has also been affected due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage. Due to semiconductor shortage, the company did not dispatch a single scooter in April.
Hero Electric has done tremendous sales of electric scooters in August. The company registered sales of more than 10 thousand electric scooters last month. Last month, Hero Electric topped the list with sales of 10,476 electric scooters. In July this year, the company sold 8,954 units of electric scooters.
Okinawa Autotech is the second largest electric scooter seller in India after Hero Electric. Last month, Okinawa sold 8,554 units of electric scooters. In July 2022, the company had sold 8,096 units. In May this year, the company recorded the highest ever sales of 9,290 units.
Hero Electric’s Optima CX, Photon, Atria, NYX and Flash are some of the best selling models of the company. Hero Electric is going to set up a new factory in Ludhiana, Punjab to increase its production capacity. This is the company’s second plant in Ludhiana. The company claims that this is a state-of-the-art plant which is being built on the sidelines of the company’s old plant.
Hero says that the company is aggressively working to increase its production capacity. Along with laying the foundation stone of the new plant in Ludhiana, the company has entered into a five-year partnership with Mahindra under which Mahindra will provide its technical expertise in developing Hero’s upcoming electric scooters.