Hero Electric Photon vs Hero Electric Optima

Base scooter

Hero Electric Photon

Base

₹ 86,391

vs
CX Single Battery scooter

Hero Electric Optima

CX Single Battery

₹ 67,190

vs
STD scooter

Honda Activa 6G

STD

₹ 73,086

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Specifications Overview

Variant Name Base CX Single Battery STD
On Road Price ₹ 97,017 ₹ 70,079 ₹ 82,076
Fuel Type -Electric Petrol
Mileage(ARAI) --45 kmpl
User Rating 3.1 4.1 4.0
Transmission Type Automatic -Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity --5.3 Litres
Engine Displacement --109.51 cc

Body & Suspension

Colours
Photon colours

Optima colours

Activa 6G colours
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Body Type Electric Bikes-Scooter
Suspension - Front Telescopic-Telescopic
Suspension - Rear --3-Step Adjustable & Spring Loaded Hydraulic
Frame Type --Under Bone

Engine & Transmission

Engine Type Hub Motor-Fan Cooled & 4 Stroke & SI Engine
Max Power 1000-1400 W-7.79 PS @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque --8.79 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Engine Capacity --109.51 cc
No. of Cylinders --1
No. of valves per cylinder Electric-2
Bore x Stroke --47 mm x 63.1 mm
Cooling type --Air Cooled
Type Automatic-Automatic
Fuelling --PGM-FI
Configuration --Single Cylinder
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Comfort & Convenience

Console Type Digital-Analogue
Distance to Empty Indicator --Yes
Engine Kill Switch --yes
Odometer --Analogue
Speedometer digitalDigitalAnalogue
Seat Style --Single Seat
Shutter Lock --Yes
Tachometer --Yes
Start Type Self Start OnlyRemote Start,Push Button StartKick & Self Start
Fuel level guage --Yes
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Safety

ABS - Anti-lock braking system --No
Brake Assist --No
Power Modes --No
Slipper Clutch --No
Traction Control System --No
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Performance & Drivetrain

Mileage (Claimed) --45 kmpl
Max Speed 42 Kmph-85 Kmph
Range/Charge 60 km/Charge82 km/Charge-

Dimensions & Capacity

Length 1970 mm-1833 mm
Width 745 mm-697 mm
Height 1145 mm-1156 mm
Unladden/Kerb Weight 116 Kg-107 Kg
Wheelbase --1260 mm
Seat Height --692 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm-171 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity --5.3 Litres
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Wheels, Tyre & Brakes

Front Disc/Drum Size 254 mm304.8 mm130 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 254 mm304.8 mm130 mm
Front Type Drum-Drum
Rear Type Drum-Drum
Front Tyre Size 3.00-10-90/90-12
Rear Tyre Size 3.00-10-90/100-10
Tyre Size Spare --No
Wheel Type TubelessAlloySheet Metal Wheels
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Electricals

Battery Capacity 1.44 kwh-0.036 kwh
Battery Type Lithium-ion-Maintenance Free
Motor Power 250 W1200 W-

Entertainment & Communication

MID (Multi Info Display) --No

Charging

Charging Socket Yes-No
Charging Time 8-10 hours--

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • 1500W (output) BLDC motor
  • 18 Ltr storage
  • Decent build quality & fit and finish
  • Disc Brakes
  • Hero's widespread service network is a peace of mind in itself
  • Nimble in size, easy to maneuver in traffic
  • The portable battery pack is a boon for riders
  • Design has a wide appeal owing to conventional styling
  • Gets Telescopic Forks and Alloy Wheels
  • Quite well priced as compared to some of the rivals
  • Fuel tank filling from outside
  • Full metal body
  • Silent Start
Cons
  • Feels dated already
  • hardware should be improved
  • Long term reliability is questionable
  • Low ground clearance
  • Plain jane design
  • Ride quality could have been better
  • Some owners have reported niggles with electricals
  • No front disc
  • No USB charging port
  • Weak performance

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Hero Electric Photon and Hero Electric Optima and Honda Activa 6G Owner Reviews

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  • VA
    (Verified)
    04 Nov
    Review for Hero Electric Photon
    1.8
    Parts is very poor quality specially Break Wire and Lock is very very poor quality and very costly
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  • NS
    (Verified)
    3 Months ago
    Review for Hero Electric Photon
    1
    Ya photon elictric bike bhout kharab hai koi ise na kharide mere pass hai
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  • JR
    (Verified)
    5 Months ago
    Review for Hero Electric Photon

    3.8
    At this pricing point, it's a fantastic scooter. It is highly beneficial to our environment, and the price of gasoline is rising every month.
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  • TH
    (Verified)
    6 Months ago
    Review for Hero Electric Photon

    3.8
    Best option in this price segment, Environment friendly as it saves fuel. Even the looks, style and engine is quite powerful.
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  • DR
    (Verified)
    6 Months ago
    Review for Hero Electric Photon

    4.2
    Great looks, available at economical price. Also environment friendly but the battery back up sucks and replacement also takes of lot time, as service is all poor.
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Comparisons for Hero Electric Photon vs Hero Electric Optima

Confused between Photon & Optima? Wondering whether you should spend that hard earned money on Hero Electric Photon or Hero Electric Optima? Don't Worry! We are here to help you choose between these two models. Talking about Base variant of Hero Electric Photon, it has been priced at Rs 97.02 K. On the other hand, Hero Electric Optima will cost you Rs 26.94 K less than Photon. CX Single Battery variant of Hero Electric Optima comes with a price tag of Rs 70.08 K. Check the detailed comparison of both the models below on the basis of safety features, comfort, power, transmission, suspension and more.

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Hero Electric Photon vs Hero Electric Optima vs Honda Activa 6G FAQs

  • What is the on-road price of Hero Electric Photon?

    The on-road price of Hero Electric Photon is Rs. 97.02 K in New Delhi

  • What is the on-road price of Hero Electric Optima?

    The on-road price of Hero Electric Optima is Rs. 70.08 K in New Delhi