Auto Expo 2020: Hero Cycles showcases its electric range
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Auto Expo 2020: Hero Cycles showcases its electric range

Products from the recently acquired German firm HNF Nicolai were also on display

Vishal Joshi

  • Showcased an electric folding bike, the straphanger, Essentia Connect and Easy Step

  • On display were the Townmaster, Glide and E-Zephyr as well from Hero Cycle's stable

It looks like Auto Expo 2020 is all about ‘Exploring the world of mobility’ and Hero Cycles has left no stone unturned to woo the attendees with its wide range of upcoming products including electric bicycles. Hero Cycles, who recently acquired a German firm HNF Nicolai showcased three bikes, the Straphanger, the Essentia Connect and the Easy Step range which are from the German firm’s stable.

While the Easy Step is an e-bike designed for urban use that comes with 7 gears and can be folded easily in 30 seconds for convenience on the go, the Straphanger is an e-bike that comes with a range of 50km on pure electric power and can be taken off the road as well. The Essentia Connect comes with a 250W motor in the rear hub that helps the bike attain a top speed of 25kmph. Hero Cycles said that all the three models on display that were showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 are prototypes.

“The growing acceptability of electrical vehicles in India has given us an opportunity to engage more towards our vision of capturing 10 percent share in global electric bicycle maunfacturing by 2022. Our single minded focus on bolstering our capacity in research and design innovation as well as in manufacturing to produce truly global e-bikes in India will play a critical role in it. Our product showcase at the Auto Expo is truly representative of this path-breaking leap for our brand.” said Mr Pankaj Munjal, Chairman and Managing Director, Hero Motor Company.

Hero Cycles also displayed cycles from its existing portfolio in the Urban cycle segment including the Townmaster, Glide and E-Zephyr apart from the business solutions and accessories to promote e-bikes like baskets and batteries with higher range as well.

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