Speaking with carandbike, Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric said that the company is ready with the new products but there’s no specific launch date yet.
“We’re certainly going to launch products in the premium category. The AE-47 and other premium products are ready, but the launch is likely to be delayed. With the current market scenario with the COVID-19 second wave, as well as our focus on low cost electric two-wheelers, the launch of our premium range will be pushed to a later date, perhaps sometime in 2022,” Munjal told carandbike.
Hero Electric had also showcased a new electric scooter at the Auto Expo 2021, along with an electric trike, a three-wheeled electric vehicle. The electric scooter, codenamed AE-29, with a claimed top speed of 55 kmph, is also positioned as a premium product, and described as the first IOT-enabled electric scooter which features Bluetooth connectivity, anti-theft smart lock, mobile charger, mobile app, digital instrument cluster, walk assist and reverse facility. Along with the AE-47 electric motorcycle, the AE-29 electric scooter launch is also likely to be pushed to 2022.