Hero to launch hybird scooter “LEAP” in the first half of 2015
The Hero Leap is definitely a leap by the Hero group in bringing a hybrid scooter to the market. The Leap initially debuted at the 2012 Auto expo and was finally unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo. The Hero Leap would be India`s very first hybrid scooter to go on sale early 2015.
The scooter would be manufactured at Hero`s manufacturing facility in Gurgaon. Production is expected to be at a minimal 6000 units per year. The Hero Leap is quite a stunner and comes with a 3.0 litre fuel tank, a 13-inch alloy wheel at the front and a 10 inch alloy wheel at the rear. The Leap comes with a 340 km range, regenerative braking and a fuel injection system. The Hero Leap would be powered by an 8KW electric motor and lithium-ion batteries connected to a 124cc engine. The Leap is expected to be pricey and we will have to wait and see how many customers will be willing to buy a hybrid scooter. This is definitely a step forward for the Hero group in terms of bringing innovation and technology to the Indian market.
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