How to convert Hero Splendor into Splendor EV: Hero Splendor is yet to get an EV version officially, but a Thane-based company, GoGoA1, has announced an EV conversion kit for the bike. This will allow users to convert their existing Hero Splendor petrol model into an electric one. The EV conversion kit for the Splendor is said to be approved by the RTO. It comes with a three years warranty and reportedly offers up to 151km range on a single charge. The company has claimed that the modified Hero Splendor electric version will have a top speed of 80km/hr. Additionally, the kit has been tested against water, which means that it should survive under the rain as well. If you are wondering what’s the price of the Hero Splendor EV conversion kit, where to buy it, and how to convert Hero Splendor into a Splendor EV, here’s an article that can help you with that.
Hero Splendor EV conversion kit price in India
The Hero Splendor EV conversion kit price in India is set at Rs 35,000. This is excluding the GST, which would be Rs 6,300. The kit comprises a DC to DC converter, key switch with controller box, a new throttle, wiring harness, wrist throttle, hub motor, drum brake, and new swing arms.
The battery and charger, which cost Rs 50,000 and Rs 5,606 respectively, are sold separately. If you want the entire kit, then it’ll set you back to somewhere around Rs 95,000. This will be in addition to the money you spend to buy a Hero Splendor. All in all, going electric with your Hero Splendor will cost you a lot, but it’ll be a one-time investment. Additionally, it’ll also increase the life of your old Hero Splendor motorcycle.
How to convert Hero Splendor into Splendor EV
To convert your Hero Splendor into Splendor EV, you need to buy a conversion kit online. For this,
- Fire up your browser and visit GoGoA1 official website, which is https://gogoa1.com
- Scroll down and choose ‘GoGoA1 RTO approved 17inch 2000W Brushless Hub Motor Kit for Splendor Electric conversion’ under Featured Products
- Select battery, charger, and quantity
- After this, click on ‘Add to cart’ and then Checkout
- Add your details, including shipping/pickup location, make the payment, and confirm your order
After you have received the kit, you need to visit the GoGoA1 authorised conversion centre to fit it on your Hero Splendor motorcycle. There are as many as 36 installation setups across the country at the moment. The company expects to expand to more cities soon. To locate the nearest GoGoA1 conversion centre, you can either search it on Google or visit GoGoA1 official website.
Since the kit has been approved by RTO, it will have insurance and its valuation will be updated accordingly. You will be able to register your Hero Splendor EV post-conversion. While the registration number on the bike won’t change, you will be provided with a new green number plate.
Hero Splendor EV conversion kit specs
The Hero Splendor EV conversion kit comes with a 2kW brushless electric motor, which is mounted on the hub of the rear wheel. The motor is rated to have a maximum efficiency of 92 percent. It can produce 2.4 bhp of power and 63 Nm of torque on average. The peak power and torque can be increased by up to 6.2 bhp (4.6kW) and 63 Nm respectively. The electric engine has built-in drum brakes taken from Bajaj Pulsar. The Hero Splendor electric is capable of gaining a top speed of 80km/hr. The company offers a 2.8kWh battery pack, which offers a range of 151 km between charges.
- Rated Power – 2000W.
- Max Efficiency approx – 92 percent
- RPM At No Load – 900 and 1100 RPM
- Tyre Diameter – 632 mm
- Torque – 63 NM
- Max Torque – 127 NM
- Carrying Capacity – 100 To 300 Kg
- Colour Black (as default)
Lastly, it’s reportedly equipped with battery regeneration technology, which is said to recover 5-20 percent of the battery with the help of a 65A regenerative controller. GoGoA1 has released a video, which we have embedded below, of the converted Hero Splendor Electric vehicle on YouTube.