Hero MotoCorp To Enter EV Segment: Electric Maestro Scooter Spotted Ahead Of Launch

The Hero Maestro Electric Proto concept electric scooter has been spotted ahead of its India launch. The eMaestro electric scooter will be the brand's first product offering to the EV segment in India.

Hero Maestro Electric Scooter Proto Concept Spotted Ahead Of India Launch

The images of the upcoming Hero eMaestro from 91 Wheels reveal the scooter to feature a fully digital instrument cluster. The upcoming electric scooter is expected to be launched sometime during this year.

Hero Maestro Electric Scooter Proto Concept Spotted Ahead Of India Launch

Talking about the upcoming electric scooter's design, the Hero eMaestro Proto electric scooter will be based on the Maestro 125. It is expected to feature a masked-out LED headlamp with integrated DRLs, and it will also feature LED taillamps. The images reveal the prototype scooter to feature copper finished wheels and a front suspension unit. It is also expected to have some unique features that will complement the electric nature of the scooter as well.

Hero Maestro Electric Scooter Proto Concept Spotted Ahead Of India Launch

The Hero eMaestro is still at its concept stage and not many details have been revealed about the powertrain by the company. However, from the leaked images we can confirm that the upcoming electric scooter will feature a permanent magnet hub-mounted motor connected to a Lithium-ion battery pack placed under the footboard.

Hero Maestro Electric Scooter Proto Concept Spotted Ahead Of India Launch

Other features on the Maestro electric include a fully-digital instrument cluster, multiple riding modes that can be toggled using a rotary switch placed on the left side of the handlebar. It will also feature the connected technology with smartphone pairing via an application.

Hero Maestro Electric Scooter Proto Concept Spotted Ahead Of India Launch

The upcoming electric scooter will feature telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock setup at the rear. Braking duties are expected to be handled by drum brakes at both ends. Whether the scooter will feature any form of regenerative braking remains to be seen.

Hero Maestro Electric Scooter Proto Concept Spotted Ahead Of India Launch

In related news, Hero Electric has stated that Indian motorists will rapidly shift to electric mobility because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The company feels that there will be an increase in demand for personal transport, especially in the electric two-wheeler segment in India.

Hero Maestro Electric Scooter Proto Concept Spotted Ahead Of India Launch

The company is encouraging the shift to electric mobility by offering discounts across its entire range of electric scooters. The discount offers are limited to orders made online — here are more details.

Hero Maestro Electric Scooter Proto Concept Spotted Ahead Of India Launch

Thoughts About The Hero Maestro Electric Proto Concept Scooter

The Hero eMaestro features simple looks with subtle changes to stand apart from its IC engine powered counterpart. With the increasing demand for EVs in the country, most mainstream manufacturers have either launched a new electric scooter or are developing one for the Indian market.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 8:45 [IST]
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