Planning to buy the Vida electric scooter in Chennai? Here's some good news

  • Chennai is the fourth market for Vida in India after Bengaluru, Jaipur and Delhi. The Vida V1 can be booked for a token of 499.
The Vida V1 is priced from ₹1.45 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards in Bengaluru. Prices for Chennai are yet to be announced
The Vida V1 is priced from ₹1.45 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards in Bengaluru. Prices for Chennai are yet to be announced

Hero MotoCorp’s electric sub-brand Vida has expanded its presence in the country with a new dealership in Chennai. This is the brand’s fourth market in India after Bengaluru, Jaipur and Delhi and bookings have now commenced in Chennai for a token of 499. Hero is retailing the Vida V1 electric scooter in two variants - Plus and Pro. Prices for Chennai are yet to be announced.

The Vida V1 Pro electric scooter is the top-of-the-line variant and comes with a bigger 3.94 kWh battery pack that promises a range of 165 km (IDC) on a single charge. The company claims a true range of 95 km. The V1 Pro is powered by a PMS electric motor with 6 kW (8 bhp) and 25 Nm of peak torque. 0-40 kmph comes up in 3.2 seconds while the top speed is rated at 80 kmph.

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Meanwhile, the Vida V1 Plus gets a smaller battery 3.44 kWh battery pack with a range of 143 km (IDC) on a single charge and a true range of 85 km. The electric motor and top speed remain the same on the V1 Plus, while the e-scooter is a tad slower with 0-40 kmph coming up in 3.4 seconds.

The Vida V1 takes over five hours to charge from 0-80 per cent and comes with fast charging that can charge at a rate of 1.2 km/min. Other features include four riding modes on both variants - Eco, Ride, Sport and user customisable. There’s also all-LED lighting with a projector headlamp, a 7-inch TFT touchscreen digital console with OTA updates; Bluetooth, 4G and WiFi compatibility as well as a host of connected tech including turn-by-turn navigation, geofencing, anti-theft alarm, vehicle diagnostics, SOS alert with button and more.

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The Vida V1 Plus is available in three colours - Matte White, Matte Sports Red, and Gloss Black, whereas the V1 Pro is offered in four colours - Matte White, Matte Sports Red, Gloss Black, and the additional Matte Abrax Orange. Currently, the Vida V1 Plus is priced at 1.45 lakh, while the V1 Pro is priced at 1.59 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Bengaluru). Vida will be expanding to newer markets throughout the year.

First Published Date: 06 Apr 2023, 17:37 PM IST

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