On October 7, Hero MotoCorp will unveil its first electric scooter.
Hero MotoCorp and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) have teamed together to establish charging infrastructure for electric two-wheelers in India, which is a significant step toward the establishment of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the nation.
The two businesses will first set up charging infrastructure at HPCL's current network of stations as part of the project, with the possibility of later expanding the partnership for more commercial prospects. In order to create a high density EV charging station network across the nation, charging stations will be installed in a few significant cities in the first phase before being expanded to other important markets, according to a statement from Hero MotoCorp.
The two-wheeler industry leader will take the lead in building the network's infrastructure, and each charging station will have numerous fast chargers, including Direct Current (DC) and Alternative Current (AC) chargers that are accessible to all electric two-wheelers.
Based on a cashless transaction concept, a Hero MotoCorp smartphone app will manage the charging process.
According to Hero MotoCorp Chairman and Chief Executive Office (CEO) Pawan Munjal, "We believe that a smooth and rapid adoption of EVs will be possible only when the customers have easy and convenient access to the supporting infrastructure, especially public charging. Our collaboration with HPCL will go a long way in meeting this requirement."
On October 7, Hero MotoCorp will introduce its first electric scooter under the Vida sub-brand, officially entering the electric two-wheeler market.