Hero Electric Optima

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Key specs
  • Riding Range50 Km
  • Top Speed25 Kmph
  • Battery charging time8 Hrs
  • Rated Power250 W

Avg. Ex-showroom price

EMI   1,582/month EMI Calculated basis
Based on avg. ex-showroom price
Down Payment - ₹ 9,306
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Hero Electric Optima Summary

Optima key highlights

Range 50 Km
Top Speed 25 Kmph
Charging Time 8 Hrs
Motor Power (Rated) 250 W

About Optima

Hero Electric Optima is a scooter available in 4 variants in India. Its lowest version starts from a price of ₹46,531 (ex-showroom) and the top version from a price of ₹72,803 (ex-showroom). Hero Electric Optima generates 250 W power from its motor. Hero Electric Optima takes 8 hrs to get fully charged and can go upto 50 km in one full charge. With both front and rear drum brakes, Hero Electric Optima comes up with combined braking system of both wheels. This 86 kg scooter is available in 3 colours.

The Optima is an eco-friendly electric scooter made by Hero Electric. The scooter has a sleek body with a broad comfortable seat. Hero offers the Optima in four variants, Optima LA and Optima LI in the Low Speed Series and the Optima E5 and the Optima ER in the High Speed Series.

Design-wise, all four variants follow the same form featuring a sleek design with a broad comfortable seat. The scooter is suspended by telescopic forks up front and dual shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is done by drum brakes at both ends.

The Low Speed Series models are available with a Lead Acid (LA) and a Lithium-ion (LI) battery, respectively. The former offers a range of 50km on a full charge which takes about eight hours, while the latter offers a range of 65km on a full charge which takes about four hours. Both models are powered by a 250W BDLC motor powered by a 48V/20Ah (48V/28Ah for LI model) and are capable on achieving a top speed of 25kmph.

In the High Speed Series, the Optima E5 and the Optima ER models are powered by a 600W/1200W BDLC hub motor and are capable of achieving a top speed of 40kmph. The Optima E5 features a single battery which returns a range of 55km on a full charge. The Optima ER, on the other hand, comes with dual batteries which extends the range to 110km on a full charge.

Hero Electric offed the Optima in three colour shades Cyan, Matte Red and Matte Grey. The Optima series does not require registration and can be ridden without a number plate or a riding license.
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Hero Electric Optima Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Light weight aids easy handling
    • Large wheels offer added stability
    • Features LED headlamps
  • Could be Better

    • Long battery charging time
    • Does not get disc brake even as an option

BikeWale's Take

The Hero Electric Optima could be your first step towards contributing to a better environment with fewer emissions. The battery of the Optima comes with a range of 70km on a full charge while the 72kg kerb weight aids in easy handling in the city. 

Hero Electric Optima Colours

Hero Electric Optima Price

Optima Lead Acid 46,531 Avg. Ex-showroom price
Optima Lithium-Ion 60,282 Avg. Ex-showroom price
Optima E5 64,809 Avg. Ex-showroom price
Optima ER 72,803 Avg. Ex-showroom price

Optima Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Electric

    Max Power --

    Rated Power 250 W

    Battery charging time 8 Hrs

    Fast charging time --

    Carrying capacity --

    Max Torque --

    Transmission Automatic

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 50 Km

    Top Speed 25 Kmph

    Battery capacity 1.344 kWh

    Battery type Lead Acid

    Motor type BLDC Hub Motor

    Charger output --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Drum

    Front Brake Size --

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Front Tyre Size 16 x 3 Inch

    Rear Tyre Size 16 x 3 Inch

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Rear Brake Size --

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 16 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 16 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic Suspension

    Rear Suspension Telescopic Suspension

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 86 kg

    Overall Length --

    Overall Width --

    Wheelbase --

    Ground Clearance 140 mm

    Seat Height --

    Overall Height --

    Chassis Type Reinforced High Strength Steel Chassis

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Battery warranty 1 Year

    Motor warranty --


Odometer Digital

Regenerative breaking Yes

Reverse mode No

Stand Alarm--

Stepped SeatNo

No. of Tripmeters--

Touch screen display No

DRLs (Daytime running lights) No

Mobile App Connectivity No

GPS & Navigation No

Central locking system No

Artificial sound No

Parking assist No

Hill Assist No

Anti theft system No

Geo fencing No

Start/stop button Yes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated CBS

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

Speedometer Digital

Tachometer No

Tripmeter TypeDigital

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo



Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightBulb Type

Turn SignalBulb

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresBag Hook, Round Charging Point, Glove Box, USB Port, Bold Styling, Maximum Comfort, Aerodynamic Body Design, Large & Comfortable Seat, Stylish Wheels

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Hero Electric Optima User Reviews

3.9 (145 ratings) 47 reviews
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  •  1Need to change 1 month ago by Parmanand, Bilaspur

    Very bad experience from dealer . I bought photon model in 2017. Dealer do very bad servicing of vehicle . Any one or more part found broken in every servicing . So with in 2 years my vehicle is very noisy . Battery quality is not good . It's life cycle is about 1.5 or

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

  •  1Bad experience 1 month ago by Remya, Cochin

    1. Good2.Load capacity below 100 kg 3.Good looks but using low quality plastic body4 no spare parts available in service center immediately. Book and waiting method. Vehicle returned more than one week's after serving5.Loding capacity less than 100kg, using low quality

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

  •  5Enjoy your ride with hero electric 2 months ago by Lokendra Singh, Aligarh

    Hero optima is best electric scooter This is the best of one in other brand. You purchase this scooter and enjoy you wonderful ride. My advice for nature lover use this hero electric scooter self and your family persons. Hero electric bike is more comfortable for a our

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      65 kmpl

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