Hero MotoCorp is working on a new electric motorcycle platform called the e.US. That stands for Electric Ultra Sport and will be the basis of the company’s new line of electric motorcycles (please note that it’s not the bike in the lead image, that’s just a previous concept bike from the company).
The e.US platform will have a variety of drivetrains and range options to suit various applications. However, much of the platform will be shared across the lineup. The bikes will be performance-oriented in most cases.
The motorcycles will be manufactured in India but will feature components from Hero’s European suppliers. The company’s goal is to position itself as one of the major companies in the EV space around the world, according to GaadiWaadi.
This will also be a move away from the company’s current image, which is primarily a manufacturer of budget motorcycles. Hero will do its best to keep prices competitive, but it also wants to change its image a bit with its EV lineup.
At this time, there isn’t much known. GaadiWaadi reported on a report that emerged that pointed to a concept being developed in Munich, Germany, along with other EV vehicles, but beyond the report saying it was happening, there isn’t much.
It will be interesting to see how this materializes and where the story goes from here. Hero isn’t the only company from India that is putting a lot of research and development into EVs, but the company does have a lot of clout in the industry, and if it could create something special, it could get a leg up on the competition.