The company commits to setup over 20,000 charging points across the country through 2022.
Hero Electric has announced the sale of over 50,000 electric two-wheelers in 2020, the highest for any electric two-wheeler company in India. They further announced their network expansion having crossed 600 touchpoints covering 500 towns and cities across the country, thus offering the widest service network offered by any brand in the segment.
Strongly committed to, and highlighting their “No Emission” mission, the company invested in innovative mobility solutions with its industry-first segment “City Speed”. Their most popular scooters, Optima & Nyx, became the perfect companion for a ride through the city. Hero Electric, through 2021, announced its plan to expand its manufacturing facility from an existing 70,000 to a massive 2.5 lakh. Additionally, they opened a hub in Patna in the month of January with the capacity to house over 2500 scooters making distribution easier and timely for the East India market.
Notwithstanding the tough conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hero Electric with its hybrid sales model, a combination of online+ offline sales is projected to close FY21 with a growth of 15% over last year. To address range anxiety, keeping customer focus in mind, Hero Electric has added 1500 new charging points through 2020-21 across various cities.
Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric said, “As we come out of an extremely challenging year, we at Hero Electric are extremely proud of what we have achieved. When we were faced with the situation, we had two options at hand, and I am glad we chose to fight it out with our experience and support from each and everyone connected to us. We are proud to have achieved our goals despite all challenges. What the country today needs to realise is that the only way we will be able to make it a better place to live is by making the shift and that will happen with one bike at a time. This year, we are looking forward to present an exciting line up of products that will continue to reinforce our commitment of placing our consumer first.”
Sharing his Hero Electric scooter ride experience, Suresh Prasad said, “Over the years I have seen many companies launch electric bikes and I always wanted to try them. I had heard from many people that it was difficult to setup a charging infrastructure and get mileage out of it. I did some research over the internet and decided to test drive the Hero Optima through the online test ride option. Within a day, I was presented with a test ride vehicle and explained in detail the features of the bike. I then realised charging the bike was as easy as charging my phone. It has been over 6 months since I switched to Hero and I am delighted I decided to shift. I am proud to be contributing towards bringing down pollution in my city & the country.”