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Electrovaya-powered Hero scooters coming to Canada

Electric scooters from India’s Hero Electric powered by Electrovaya’s lithium ion SuperPolymer batteries are coming to the North American market.


April 8, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

TORONTO: Electric scooters from India’s Hero Electric powered by Electrovaya Inc.’s lithium ion SuperPolymer batteries are coming to the North American market and will be on display at the at the Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show over the weekend.

Hero Electric, India’s leading producer of two-wheeled electric vehicles, has been developing and testing its products in Europe and North America for the past two years and now has two models for the Canadian market.

Its Zion and Optima Plus Two models will be on display April 9 and 10 at Toronto’s International Centre near the airport.

Hero Electric plans to start selling electric scooters fitted with Electrovaya’s lithium ion batteries in Canada by the third quarter of 2011.

“Initially the scooters will be marketed in the GTA and very soon thereafter the distribution network will be expanded to most of the critical markets in Canada,” said Sohinder Gill, CEO of Hero Electric.

Electrovaya, based in Toronto, designs, develops and manufactures proprietary lithium ion SuperPolymer batteries, battery systems, and battery-related products for the clean electric transportation, utility scale energy storage and smart grid power, consumer and healthcare markets.