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Poor scale is an issue under FAME-II, says Sohinder Gill of Hero Electric

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Hero Electric has launched its first FAME-II compliant electric scooters -- The Optima ER and NYX ER. Both scooters are competitively priced just below Rs 70,000 ex-showroom. 

Hero Electric has launched its first FAME-II compliant electric scooters -- The Optima ER and NYX ER. Both scooters are competitively priced just below Rs 70,000 ex-showroom.
Sohinder Gill, CEO of Hero Electric spoke to CNBC-TV18 about the challenges that remain under the FAME-II scheme.
"These two vehicles are FAME-II compliant because FAME-II says there has to be a minimum speed and a minimum range but we have gone more than that on these two vehicles because normally we do not do what the minimum requirements are. We have given certified range of 110 kilometre on one these vehicles and 120 kilometres on another vehicle,"Gill said.
Speaking on challenges under FAME-II he said, "FAME-II was announced in March and now we are in August. So, we had to really double up. Poor scale more than the localisation is an issue."