India's Hero Motors Rolls Out Ultra Maxi Electric Scooter

Hero Motors Ultra Maxi uses a 250 watt motor to avoid falling into category that would require license fees, road taxes and registration.

Published: 03-Feb-2008

He looked very much the metrosexual. Clad in upmarket smart casuals, teaming a pair of Levi’s jeans and a Nike T-shirt with suede clogs and a pair of Ray-Ban, he seemed to be a fashion conscious young man used to the good things in life.

He was striding up to us purposefully, his eyes fixated on the new bike that we were astride. We were testing the Ducati Monster 600 in one of the swankier locales in Chennai. And gleaming under the afternoon sun, the stylish Ducati, red paint and all, was catching the eye of onlookers.

But what was this kid going to ask us. We hurriedly did a mental recall of what is the power, what is the technology behind its desmodromic engine, of course, the price etc., and waited to answer the first query from this guy who obviously seemed smitten by the bike.


The scooters top out at a 25mph speed, although the ones on loan to the Sheriff's Department are calibrated to travel no faster than 18mph.

Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and two 67bhp (50kW) electric motors to drive the front and rear axles, the Mixim is a four-wheel-drive car with a theoretical top speed of 112mph and a potential maximum range of 156 miles.

Dodge ZEO is 2+2 electric muscle car for the 21st century powered by 200kW electric drive with 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and range of 250 miles.


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