We reported earlier that Hero MotoCorp will launch its first electric scooter in the Indian market in the early 2022. The company has joined hands with Gogora of Taiwan to develop new technologies and products for the Indian market. Hero MotoCorp will take Gogoro’s help to introduce battery swapping technology in India.
Gogoro is making electric vehicles for other automakers in select international markets. Adding to it, Gogoro is also selling few 2 wheelers under its own nameplate. Hero MotoCorp is yet to confirm whether it will develop a scooter from the scratch or source it from Gogoro. Hero will be the latest to join the electric vehicle space, as TVS and Bajaj have already introduced the iQube and Chetak electric scooters in our market.
Interestingly, Gogoro has patented its VIVA electric scooter in India. This includes the design as well as the name VIVA. The Gogoro VIVA is a lightweight scooter, which is promoted as an easy 2-wheeler. The scooter is available in two variants – keyless and basic.
The Gogoro VIVA’s electric motor produces 3KW of power and 115Nm of torque. This scooter offers an electric range of 85km and weighs just 80kg. In terms of features, the scooter gets LED headlamp, smart sensors, synchronized braking system, dual hydraulic disc brakes, single color LCD negative display with backlight, fixed step bar, USB charging port, etc.
It measures 1,680mm in length, 630mm in width and 1,050mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,164mm. The scooter has a seat height of 740mm.