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Hero Electric Unveils Updated Optima And Nyx Electric Scooters

Pratik RakshitMar 18, 2023

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(L to R) Sohinder Gill, CEO Hero Electric and Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric at the showcase

Prices for the three electric scooters will be announced at a later stage but for now, the company has revealed information on the new features.

Hero Electric has taken a step towards connected vehicle technology by launching three new products- Optima CX5.0, Optima CX2.0 and NYX. The Optima CX2.0 is equipped with a single LFP battery, whereas the other two scooters are outfitted with dual LFP batteries. Prices for the three electric scooters will be announced at a later stage but for now, the company has revealed information on the new features and showcased the refreshed electric scooters. Having already sold over 6 lakh vehicles till date, the company revamped its product portfolio, introducing a focused range of 5 platforms (Photon, Optima, NYX, Eddy and Atria) with multiple variants.

Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, said, " The secret lies in a super-intelligent close-loop sync system that senses in real-time, every little variation in the load and road condition to deliver just the right amount of energy without any wastage.”

Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric, said, “After 15 years of unwavering commitment towards building India's electric vehicle ecosystem, we are fully dedicated to realising the country's electric mobility mission. Our continuous efforts are focused on bringing this vision to life sooner rather than later. Each of our products has undergone an exhaustive R&D process with a primary focus on ensuring customer safety.”

With a 2 kWh lithium-ion battery, the Optima CX.20 has a range of 89 km per charge. The scooter has a 1.9 kW motor that can propel it to a top speed of 48 kmph. The battery can be fully charged in four and a half hours. It is a lightweight scooter, weighing 93 kg, with a good ground clearance of 165 mm. A combined braking system, a side-stand sensor, drive mode lock, and reverse roll protection are also included.

The Optima CX5.0 receives a 3 kWh lithium-ion battery with a range of 113 km on a single charge and a 1.9 kW motor, similar to the CX2.0, capable of propelling the scooter to a top speed of 55 kmph. The CX5.0 is 10 kg heavier than the CX2.0, weighing 103 kg, and the dual charger setup allows the battery to be fully charged under three hours. The CX5.0, like the Optima CX2.0, has 165 mm of ground clearance.

The Nyx CX5.0 and Optima CX5.0 have the same motor and battery, but the Nyx has a lower top-speed of 48 kmph. The battery in both models provides a range of 113 km on a single charge and can be fully charged in just three hours with a dual charger setup. However, the Nyx is heavier than the Optima CX5.0, weighing in at 106 kg, and has a higher ground clearance of 175 mm.

Furthermore, Hero Electric is expanding its manufacturing capacity, and distribution network, to strengthen the EV ecosystem. Foer this, the brand new factory under construction at Ludhiana and the partnership with the Mahindra Group will yield close to half a million electric two-wheelers while a new greenfield plant at Rajasthan will produce close to 2 million units annually.

Munjal added, “In tandem with this, we have also worked closely with our partners to cater to the surging demand for EVs in the country. As a result, we are proud to announce that we are all set to roll out over 1 million vehicles annually from our manufacturing units.”

Additionally, Hero Electric has also partnered with EV component makers like Battrixx, NIDEC, Exicom, Seksui and many others to develop new products for faster EV adoption and easy accessibility.

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