Hero Electric has launched the Photon scooter in India at a price of Rs. 41,990 (ex-showroom Delhi). Unlike other electric scooters, the Photon will need a RTO registration to be used on the streets and the rider needs to have a two-wheeler license.
The Photon is dubbed under the high speed E-bike category of the Hero Electric products.
The electric Photon scooter is powered by a 1500W waterproof, DC motor. It gets two riding modes – power and economy. The company claims that the scooter has a range of 50 km / charge in power mode and 80 km / charge in economy mode. Claimed achievable top speed is of 45 kmph.
The scooter has a VRLA 33 AH / 48V battery and comes equipped with a multi-stage charger with in-built memory regulating the charge based on battery condition. It has a fire resistant wiring harness for added safety. It also gets an anti-theft alarm.
The scooter is built on a steel chassis and looks like any other scooter plying on the city streets; except for this one will be a noise and emission free one. It gets a round headlamp on the handlebar and clear lens turn indicators on the front apron. It gets a disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear mounted on 10″ steel alloy wheels. Telescopic suspension does the duty at the front end. The scooter will be available in three colours – white, black and burgundy.
Dealers are offering finance schemes for 8 months on the Photon. Also available is the easy battery EMI scheme within 24 months of purchase via the ‘Super Saver Battery Scheme’.
Those interested, can also buy the scooter online.