Hero Electric has launched a new e-bike called Zippy at the ongoing Auto Expo 2010.
Hero Zippy is mainly targeted at small businesses (in particular courier companies), which need a rugged work horse for short range delivery area.
Hero Zippy comes with a 250W BLDC motor in a moped like chassis, which not only has paddles to use in case of emergency, but even has a swappable battery, which customers can change with ease, to increase its work duration.
Hero Zippy is capable of running at 25kmph and has a claimed range of 70kms per charge. It also has larger tyres than most e-bikes and comes with rear and front carrier for easier load carrying capability.
Hero Zippy is priced at Rs. 17,900 (on road, Delhi) and does not require registration or a driving license.