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Hero MotoCorp showcases India's first hybrid scooter

The country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp on Friday unveiled India's first concept hybrid scooter, which is being developed in association with a foreign consultant, at the 11th Auto Expo.

india Updated: Jan 06, 2012 13:00 IST

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The country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp on Friday unveiled India's first concept hybrid scooter, which is being developed in association with a foreign consultant, at the 11th Auto Expo.

"This is a first ever series hybrid scooter from India. We are showing the rest of the world that we have arrived," Hero MotoCorp managing director and chief executive officer Pawan Munjal told reporters.

The concept hybrid scooter-LEAP-indigenously developed with the help of an international consultant, he added.

Talking about the launch of the scooter, Munjal said, "we will definitely product ionise it in future. We have to work a lot for launching it commercially. So it will take sometime."

Elaborating on the technology he said, "the hybrid scooter will have an engine that gets started on the battery power comes down."

When asked about sales, Munjal said, "2012 may not be as good as 2011 but we will still see a double digit growth."

In August last year, India's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp (formerly Hero Honda) had ended its 27 years long relationship with Honda.

First Published: Jan 06, 2012 12:59 IST

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