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Jan 11, 2024

Hero Vida Electric Scooter Unveiled: What We’ve Discovered

With electric vehicles, specifically electric scooters, becoming more popular these days, new models have been entering the market at a fast pace. Recently, the well-known automobile manufacturer Hero MotoCorp made its entry into the electric scooter segment with the Hero Vida electric scooter. Presently, it is available in the Vida V1 Pro variant and is available for bookings in multiple cities across India. The price of the Hero Vida electric scooter can vary across these cities. Usually, the price you may come across online may not include certain charges, such as registration charges, road tax, and insurance charges. If you are wondering whether electric scooters or other EVs need insurance, the answer is yes. EV owners are legally required to buy electric vehicle insurance applicable to the type of vehicle they own. The Hero Vida electric scooter has a host of interesting features and specifications which make it an important purchase you would want to insure. Let’s look at these briefly.

Uncovering the Hero Vida Electric Scooter - All You Need to Know

Let's break down the Hero Vida V1 Pro’s standout features and other specs:

Hero Vida V1 tech specifications

The Hero Vida V1 has a 7-inch full-colour TFT touchscreen and offers keyless access and switch cubes for intuitive function toggling. With all electronics on the scooter having an IP65 rating, it can ensure durability in various conditions. Additionally, there are different riding modes, such as Eco, Ride, Sport, and Custom – to help riders customise their rides. Other notable tech features include turn-by-turn navigation, digital document storage, in-app performance customisation, and over-the-air software upgrades. These features can help you have a tech-savvy and convenient ride.

Hero Vida V1’s battery and motor

When it comes to the Hero Vida V1's battery and motor, it comes equipped with IP67-rated battery packs. Hero Vida V1 comes in two variants - V1 Pro and V1 Plus, of which the V1 Pro features a larger 3.94kWh battery pack, while the V1 Plus has a 3.44kWh battery pack. The result of this difference is that the IDC (Indian Driving Cycle) ranges are 165km and 143km for the Pro and Plus models, respectively. The Hero Vida V1 has a Real World Range of 110kms and a fast-charging time of less than 65 minutes to reach 0-80%.

Hero Vida V1’s performance

In terms of performance, both variants - the Hero Vida 1 Pro and Plus - boast an IP68-rated motor, claiming a top speed of 80kmph. The V1 Pro takes the lead in zero to 40kmph sprints, accomplishing it within 3.2 seconds. The V1 Plus is not lagging so far behind, completing the same sprint within 3.4 seconds. A word of advice Even though the Hero Vida boasts of an impressive range, there may be situations when it runs out of battery power and leaves you in a difficult situation. This can be a problem with most electric scooters. Hence, you should have electric bike insurance that provides coverage for pickup and drop (towing) services in case of out-of-energy breakdowns.* Claims are subject to terms and conditions set forth under motor insurance policy.

Pricing and competition 

The Hero Vida electric scooter is priced at Rs. 1.45 lakh (effective price); this includes the FAME-II subsidy and any state-level subsidies. However, as mentioned earlier, this price excludes some important charges, such as road tax, registration charges, and motor insurance charges. Presently, the Hero Vida V1’s competitors include the Ather 450X, TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak, and Ola S1 Pro. If you are planning to opt for the feature-rich Hero Vida V1, then you must ensure its protection by opting for the right insurance plan.

How Electric Vehicle Insurance Can Protect Your Hero Vida V1

Here are some ways the right insurance plan is important for you and your electric bike:

Legal mandate 

As per prevalent laws, all motor vehicles, including electric vehicles should have minimum third-party insurance coverage. This helps if your EV gets involved in an accident and harms the third party or damages their property. Buying insurance for the Hero Vida bike helps you fulfil this legal mandate.*

Coverage against multiple perils*

If your Hero Vida suffers loss or damage due to natural or manmade calamities, theft, or accidents, a comprehensive plan can help deal with the financial consequences of the same, as per policy terms and conditions.

Other advantages*

Depending on the insurer and the electric bike insurance plan you choose, you can enjoy features, such as a dedicated EV helpline, accommodation benefits, roadside repair, on-site charging, urgent message relay, pickup and drop (towing) services, and so on. You can also opt for add-ons such as depreciation cover, engine protector cover, and consumables expenses, among others, with your Hero Vida insurance plan.* Claims are subject to terms and conditions set forth under motor insurance policy. The Hero Vida V1 can be an ideal and sustainable mode of transport. Ensure to protect it with the right electric vehicle insurance plan.   *Standard T&C apply. Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. For more details on benefits, exclusions, limitations, terms, and conditions, please read the sales brochure/policy wording carefully before concluding a sale.

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