Hero Electric Photon
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Colour Options and Price in India
|Scooter Variant||2023 Hero Electric Photon HX|
|Availability Status in India||Available|
|2-Wheeler Type||Electric Scooter|
|Latest Price in India||2023 Hero Electric Photon HX price is Rs 74,240 (ex-showroom).|
|Colour Options||Black, Beige|
|Official Tagline||Step Up. Take Charge !|
MAXABOUT RATING AND OVERVIEW
|Vehicle Overview||Hero Electric Photon HX is an electric scooter that costs INR 72,240 in Delhi. It is one of the most effective scooter available in the lineup, claiming a top speed of 45 kmph and carrying 1800W of peak motor power. The scooter is offered with options like mobile charger and anti theft alarm while premium equipment on offer includes front disc brake and telescopic suspension on the Photon. It comes with power and economy riding modes, offering 108 km of range on a full charge respectively. It rides on 10 inch alloy wheels and weighs 111 kg.|
ENGINE AND GEARBOX
|Motor||1200W BLDC (Peak Power : 1800W) Powerful Hub Motor|
MILEAGE AND TOP SPEED
|Top Speed||Hero Electric Photon HX top speed is 45 kmph (certified).|
BRAKES AND TYRES
|Brake System||Regenerative Braking|
KEY FEATURES AND COMPETITORS
|Braking System||CBS (Combined Braking System)|
|Key Features||Some of the key Hero Electric Photon HX features include: Digital Instrument Cluster, LED Headlamp, Remote Lock & Anti-Theft Alarm, Regen Braking, Combi Brakes, Portable Battery, Telescopic Suspension, Alloy Wheels.|
|Similar Bikes||Ola S1, Hero Electric Optima, Ampere Magnus, Hero Electric Atria|
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
|Ground Clearance||140 mm|
|Kerb Weight||111 kg|
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
BATTERY AND LIGHTING
|Estimated Charging Time||5 Hours (100% Charge)|
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat|
Questions and Answers
Is Hero Electric Photon good scooter? Are there any other better options?
The Hero Electric Photon is a great scooter for those looking for a reliable and efficient ride. It has a range of up to 100km, a top speed of 45km/h, and features a smart energy management system that helps users get the most out of their ride. In terms of alternatives, there are plenty of great electric scooters on the market. Some of the options include the Ather 450X, the Okinawa Praise, and the Revolt RV400. All of these scooters offer great performance, range, and features.
Ultimately, the best scooter for you will depend on your budget, needs, and preferences.
What is the battery life of Hero Electric Photon? When to replace?
The Hero Electric Photon has a battery life of up to 4 years, depending on the usage. It's recommended to replace the battery when the performance begins to decrease, as this could indicate that the battery is nearing the end of its life.
How is the performance of Hero Photon on rainy roads?
The Hero Photon is designed to be an all-weather vehicle. It has a waterproof design, an IP67 rating, and an all-weather sealant system. It is also equipped with a special traction control feature that prevents slippage on wet roads, providing a safer driving experience. Additionally, the Photon has an advanced battery system that is designed to maintain its charge even in extreme weather conditions. This ensures that the performance of the vehicle remains consistent regardless of the weather.
Is it possible to increase the range of Hero Photon?
Yes, it is possible to increase the range of Hero Photon. With the right modifications, you can increase the range up to 50 kms on a single charge. However, it is important to note that the range will depend on the driving conditions, terrain, and weight of the rider.
Is license and registration required for Hero Photon?
Yes, license and registration are required for Hero Photon. In certain states, you may need to register your electric bike with the Department of Motor Vehicles to legally ride it on public roads. Additionally, you may need a driver’s license to operate your electric bike on public roads. Please check with your local DMV for the specific license and registration requirements in your state.
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User Reviews for Hero Electric Photon
Great Electric Scooter That Offers Impressive Performance
The Hero Electric Photon is a great electric scooter that offers impressive performance. It's capable of reaching high speeds, and has plenty of torque for tackling city streets or highways. However, comfort is not the best when riding this scooter. The back seat lacks support, and the height might not be suitable for everyone. In addition, the side stand does not automatically go up when you're riding, which can cause the scooter to hit bumps and speed bumps.
Overall, the Hero Electric Photon is an excellent electric scooter with great performance, but it could be improved in terms of comfort and convenience.
I am extremely disappointed
I am extremely disappointed with the service provided by Hero Electric. I purchased a Hero Electric Photon scooter three months ago and the charger has already gone out of order. It has now been almost a month and the company still has not replaced it. The customer service and the dealer service are both very poor. I feel like I have wasted my money and the company is not taking any responsibility for the issue.
Relatively Long Charging Time of 6 to 8
It is expected that only short rides in the suburbs and occasionally around the city can be taken with a car with a maximum range of 65 to 80 km. This is mainly due to the relatively long charging time of 6 to 8 hours and the absence of a fast charge option for the bike and the infrastructure required for it. Owners must make their own arrangements for electrical outlets. This is fine if you are on a familiar route, but it creates a lot of uncertainty when in an unfamiliar location.
Prompt Reaction and No Flag Misfortune
The scooter also contains electronic regulators with 12 mosfets and a 24MHz fast controller, which gives the drivetrain a prompt reaction and no flag misfortune. The AGM VRLA battery in the Photon is explicitly intended for the most noticeably awful climatic conditions in India.
Limited Power Output
Despite the limited power output, the main problem is that there is a lot of scope for improvement in the throttle tuning. Driving a scooter in city traffic is tough because even small amounts of throttle and carefully calculated openings lead to the scooter lurching forward sharply at low speeds. No matter how hard you try, the accelerator only has two possible settings: on and off.