Back in 2017, Hero Electric had launched the Flash e-scooter with a lead-acid battery. It was available as a limited edition model with just 2000 units for sale. It was developed in partnership with the Department of Science and the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles. This light e-scooter does not require a registration or a riding license, something that should make it common among youngsters. It gets telescopic suspension, magnesium alloy wheels and a full body guard. This product is primarily aimed at students, elderly folk and women.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 250 W brushless DC hub motor. The motor is fully electric and comes paired to an automatic transmission.
The Hero Electric Flash is quite a smart-looking scooter. It has smooth lines and rounded design cues. The front apron, that is shaped in a ‘V’, has a headlamp mounted on it, while two clear lens indicators are found on the handlebar. There is a small storage bay up-front and the foot board is quite roomy. The side profile includes simplistic body panels with some graphics and a single-piece seat, while the rear sports a stylish tail lamp cluster. The instrument cluster is very simple. It gets a fully digital layout, which includes the speedometer and a battery level indicator. The distance covered is visible too. In terms of dimensions, the Flash is 1970mm in length, 745mm in width and 1145mm in height. There is no delay in throttle response. It leaps away instantly. There is sufficient power on tap for city conditions. It manages a top speed of 25kph. And it can manage doing a range of 65kms on a single charge. The scooter is silent, but it struggles to keep up pace with ongoing traffic. Even steep inclines are difficult to deal with. Grip from the tyres isn’t impressive, but the braking is quite decent. At 87kgs, the scooter feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 165mm, while the scooter has a seat height of 774mm.
The Hero Electric Flash has a battery capacity of 48V/20Ah. In terms of range, the scooter is capable of covering 65kms on a single charge, by ARAI.
The seat offers a lot of room and is very accommodating. The upright riding posture is like that of any other petrol-engined scooter on the market. The seat also provides good under-thigh support. Around corners, due to the weedy tyres, it doesn’t inspire confidence in the rider. The scooter is very flickable in city traffic. Over bad roads, the scooter soaks in the rough stuff without much of a fuss. Braking performance is average; so are the tyres. At the front, the scooter rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets dual shock-absorbers. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a reinforced steel frame. The Flash runs on 16×3 tyres at the front and 16×3 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by drum brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.
The scooter comes loaded with a slew of features like a fully digital instrument cluster, telescopic suspension, mag alloy wheels, LED headlamp, crash guard, electric start and a pass light switch.
The Hero Electric Flash is available in two shades like Red and Silver. Red is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.
Prices and Variants
The Hero Electric Flash is available in two variants: Flash Lead Acid for ₹ 37,078 and Flash Lithium-Ion for ₹ 49,663 (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the scooter, you can head to autox.
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