Hero Electric on Friday announced its plans to cut prices for its popular models by up to 33 per cent following enhanced subsidies under FAME II scheme.
With this move, the company aims to pass on the cost benefit to customers under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME II) policy in India.
As per the statement, the decrease in prices ranges from 12 per cent for single battery variants to 33 per cent for the triple battery Nyx HX model.
As per the new prices, the Photon HX model will be available at Rs 71,449 as compared to Rs 79,940 earlier. Similarly, the NYX HX (Triple Battery) will come at Rs 85,136, down from Rs 1,13,115 earlier.
The Optima ER will now be available at Rs 58,980 as compared to Rs 78,640 before, the company said.
“The revision in subsidies on batteries and EVs overall under the FAME policy is just the move the industry needed to drive adoption of electric vehicles,” Hero Electric CEO Sohinder Gill said.
Having had one of the best years in terms of sales despite the pandemic last year is a testimony that the market is ripe for a major push towards shifting towards a cleaner mobility solution, he added.
“With such industry friendly moves from the policy makers, we expect the market to further touch 5-7 million units on road over the next 5 years,” he added.
In the recently modified FAME II scheme, the Ministry of Heavy Industries had increased demand incentives on electric two-wheelers to Rs 15,000 per kWh, against Rs 10,000 per kWh uniform subsidy available earlier. Also, the government had increased the cap on incentive to 40 per cent of the cost of the electric two-wheeler as against 20 per cent earlier.