Hero MotoCorp to invest $60 mn in Zero Motorcycles to develop e-bikes – EQ Mag Pro
Hero MotoCorp on Thursday said it will invest $60 million (about Rs 490 crore) in US-based Zero Motorcycles to jointly develop electric motorcycles.
The country’s largest two-wheeler maker said it is finalising a collaboration agreement with the California (US)-based manufacturer of premium electric motorcycles and powertrains.
The company’s board has approved an equity investment of up to USD 60 million in Zero Motorcycles, it added.
Zero Motorcycles is the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains. Its consolidated revenue for 2021 stood at USD 60.7 million.
Hero MotoCorp noted that it is addressing the electric mobility space through a range of organic and inorganic collaboration initiatives and will launch its first electric product, under its emerging mobility brand Vida, on October 7, 2022.
The two-wheeler major already has a stake of over 35 per cent in electric two-wheeler company Ather Energy.
Shares of the company on Thursday ended 2.11 per cent down at Rs 2,534.20 apiece on the BSE.