We have reported earlier that Hero MotoCorp is working on an electric scooter based on the Maestro Edge platform. Now, the first pictures of the Hero eMaestro electric scooter concept have emerged on the web. The concept was spotted at the company’s Jaipur based R&D center in Rajasthan. While there is no official word on its launch timeline, it’s reported to hit roads by the end of this year or early next year.
Powertrain of the Hero eMaestro will include a lithium-ion battery coupled to a permanent magnet motor. The power figure is still under the wraps. Though, it’s likely to be similar to its petrol version. The new electric scooter from Hero will offer three riding modes – Neutral (N), Drive (D) and Reverse (R). The modes can be changed via a twistable left handle bar. The right handlebar will have throttle control.
The Hero Maestro electric scooter might also come with cloud connectivity features, a fully digital instrument cluster and smart keyless operation. Similar to the concept, the production model is likely to carry retro styling elements. Read – BS6 Hero Splendor iSmart Gets Expensive By Rs 2,200
The headlamp and taillamp will have LED elements, while the indicators look conventional. The e-scooter concept has gold finish on the alloy wheels, electric motor and telescopic fork suspension unit. For performing braking duties, the vehicle will get front and rear drum brakes with CBS (combi braking system).
Once launched, the new Hero electric scooter will take head-to-head against the Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube. It’s likely to be priced around Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom).