Hero E-Cycle Lectro price of Tata Nano… the stupidity of using batteries and that too li-ion ones for electric cycles is completely exposed with this. SO STOP MAKING ELECTRIC CYCLES that has a stupid price tag of scooters & motorcycles if not a Nano car!
IF YOU GUYS CANNOT PUT SOLAR PANELS ON IT… STOP PUTTING BATTERIES ON IT FOR HEAVEN SAKE!!!
There is no doubt the fat-bike is an eye-catcher…. but… when the top end one cost almost as much as a Tata Nano somebody’s got to shout “the emperor has no clothes:… ok half the price of Tata Nano… but the Nano at least seats 4. So if you are planning to buy this I would suggest you to buy a Tata Nano… at least you can take your friends or girlfriend out for a spin.
The combination of cycles along with batteries is like having cold lassi with hot tea… it just doesnt jell very well together. First of all the cycle is supposed to be a – totally zero cost, zero service/maintenance vehicle.
It is ok for an e-cycle to have a motor and that connects to solar-panel-roof without a battery… and the bike stays light and is completely in line with the character of a cycle… as there is no extra charging cost or battery replacement cost… unless something breaks down.
So instead of making these stupidly-priced cycles its better to manufacture these in the shape of a motorcycle with proper dashboard, windshield, fairings and stand.
If at all you still want this bike you can order your bike here, Range is 30-40km and top speed is 25kms, charging time is 2-4 hrs: