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Hero MotoCorp, India's largest two-wheeler maker, on Friday launched its first electric scooter worldwid , as it looks to catch up with newer firms who have taken the lead in the country's clean mobility push.

The company wanted to launch the product earlier, but "we had to get it right" company chairman Pawan Munjal told reporters at the launch event in the northern Indian city of Jaipur.

The new Hero Vida V1 electric scooter will be offered in two variants, which are Vida V1 Plus and Vida V1 Pro.

It would be first launched in New Delhi, Jaipur and Bangalore and the deliveries of this electric scooter will start from the second week of December.

Hero MotoCorp's, new electric  two-wheeler,Vida V1 will compete against Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X Gen3 , Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube.

The Vida V1 scooter from Hero is available in three ride modes- Eco, Ride and Sports. Additionally, it gets a custom mode for rider’s convenience.

Talking about the engine capabilities, the V1 Pro claims an IDC range of 165 km and 0-40 kmph time of 3.2 seconds. The V1 Plus has an IDC-claimed range of 143km and can hit 0-40 kmph in 3.4 seconds. Both the scooters have a top speed of 80 kmph.

Hero MotoCorp's Vida V1 electric scooter will offer a range of up to 165 km on a single charge in ideal conditions, depending on the variant.

The prices of the Hero Vida V1 electric scooter range from 1.45 lakh to 1.59 lakh, ex-showroom, depending on the variant.

Apart from the launch of the Vida V1 electric scooter, Hero MotoCorp also unveiled its Vida Charging network for the customers.

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