Saturday, June 22, 2024

Hero Quark 1, a class changing electric vehicle concept

Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest two-wheeler maker, has introduced an interesting concept at the state-of-the-art R&D hub of Hero MotoCorp, the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur. The electric concept, called “Hero Quark 1,” is one of its kind’ class changing vehicle’ that can be used both as a two-wheeler and three-wheeler.

It is being developed under the ‘Hero Hatch’ electric modular mobility program of the company.

It can switch between a two-wheeler and a three-wheeler.
It can switch between a two-wheeler and a three-wheeler.

Designed for both personal and commercial operations, including e-commerce and deliveries, the Hero Quark 1 is aimed to reduce vehicle density of Indian roads. For this, the Quark 1 model, powered by the M360 and AMSEP (Advanced Modular Scalable Electric Powertrain) technology, combines an L5 three-wheeler and L2 two-wheeler in a single package. The model is designed to fit under the Motor Vehicles Act of India.

This futuristic concept has an innovative interchangeable mechanism with the retractable rear wheel, which will help it to change the class easily. Besides, it will come with features like live battery monitoring, customizable user profiles, GPS, and OTA (Over The Air) updates, according to ETAuto. This model is currently in its prototype stage.

This multi-purpose mobility solution would play a key role in combating every day Indian traffic. Hero MotoCorp plans to invest Rs. 10,000 crore in such new products, plants, and R&D, over the next 5 to 7 years.