VIDA, Powered by Hero, the emerging mobility brand of Hero MotoCorp – the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters – has set a new Guinness World Records Title, providing yet another fillip to the electric vehicle industry.
The company’s first electric vehicle, the VIDA V1 sscooter, ran for 24 hours non-stop and broke the existing world record for maximum distance achieved by nearly 350 kms.
The VIDA V1 now holds the following Guinness World Records Title –
“The greatest distance on an electric scooter in 24 hours by a team in relay is 1780 kms (1106.04 mi) and was achieved by Hero MotoCorp’s VIDA V1, at Hero Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) Jaipur, India from 20 to 21 April 2023.”
On achieving this record, Dr. Swadesh Srivastava, Head – Emerging Mobility Business Unit, Hero MotoCorp said, “We are delighted to have set this new record. It clearly highlights the robust testing that has gone into the making of the VIDA V1. Our vision is to propagate the EV category globally. The VIDA V1 holding a performance and endurance-oriented world record should provide impetus to the entire EV industry, confirming that the category is ready with mature and high-performance products. Hero MotoCorp and its products invoke “Trust” among our valued customers and we have established that our EVs also invoke the same confidence. I congratulate the R&D team in Jaipur and Germany for developing the world-class VIDA V1 and setting this world record.”
The VIDA V1 comes with two removable batteries, and a best-in-class combination of performance, range, and top speed. This record highlights the world-class engineering and technology of the VIDA V1 and establishes it as a robust product that can perform in any environment.
The record was set on the test tracks of Hero MotoCorp’s state-of-the-art R&D facility, the CIT and was completed by a team of six riders. The CIT is the hub of the company’s global innovation & technology pursuits and in tandem with Tech Center Germany, it has delivered many globally popular products over the past seven years.