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Hero Lectro Plans to Start Manufacturing All its Cycles and their Accessories in India

Munjal was of the view that locally manufacturing e-bicycles and their parts would help making the cycles affordable

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We are investing into product, R&D innovation and localisation with regards to 'Make in India' where we have a plan to localise all e-bikes within one year's time...which mostly is battery and controllers. Pixabay

Hero Cycle’s e-bike brand Lecto E-Mobility Solutions plans to start manufacturing all its cycles and their accessories in India within the next one year.

Speaking to IANS, Hero Lectro Director Aditya Munjal said that the company is investing on research and development (R&D) and localisation. Currently, the design for the company’s products is done in Manchester, UK, and it has an R&D centre in Greater Noida.

“We are investing into product, R&D innovation and localisation with regards to ‘Make in India’ where we have a plan to localise all e-bikes within one year’s time…which mostly is battery and controllers,” he said.

Munjal was of the view that locally manufacturing e-bicycles and their parts would help making the cycles affordable.

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Speaking to IANS, Hero Lectro Director Aditya Munjal said that the company is investing on research and development (R&D) and localisation. Wikimedia Commons

Although the company is the market leader in terms of electic bicycles in the country, it aims to have a market share of 10 per cent in the bicycle market, and 2 per cent of scooter and motorcycles market in three years time, he added

Regarding the demand in tier-I and II cities, the Hero Lectro Director said that around 65 per cent of the sales comes from these cities, while the rest 35 per cent originate in the tier-I cities.

Region-wise the southern part of India leads in demand, he said.

“Currently South (India) is doing the best for us, because Bangalore for example is where the techies are really experimental with new technologies. Bangalore has so far been our best performance city,” Munjal told IANS.

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He was of the opinion that e-bicyles would play a major role as the call for a pollution-free cities grow and the trend in energy usage for transportation changes.

Talking of the concerns for industry, Munjal said that e-bicycles should be brought under the ambit of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles-2 (FAME-2) scheme, which would provide incentives to e-bicycle makers and lower the price of the bicycles.

FAME 2 offers incentives to manufacturers, who invest in developing electric vehicles and its components, including lithium-ion batteries and electric motors.

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Currently, the design for the company’s products is done in Manchester, UK, and it has an R&D centre in Greater Noida. Pixabay

“The problem is that all the e-vehicles, scooters and cars and motorcycles fall under FAME-2 and they get a benefit which they can pass on to the customer. E-cycles right now do not fall into that.”

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Recently, Hero Lectro launched the ‘Townmaster’ — a throttle electric bike which can be charged from a regular plug point. It can ride 30-40 km on a single charge of around 3 hours. (IANS)

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Get your kids ready for the upcoming wedding season with these outfit ideas!

Don't over dress your children. Less is always more when it comes to kids outfit and fashion.

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Wedding season means looking your best! Here are some outfit ideas for your kids. Pixabay

New Delhi, October 29, 2017 : Don’t overdress your child, instead use subtle colors focusing on detailed work like embroideries and appliques with pearls and gota work, suggest expert.

Chandni Agarwal, Founder at the brand Little Tags and Jacqueline Kapur, Co-founder of Ayesha accessories (brand) , have shared ideas on how you can dress up your child in wedding season.

  •  Don’t over dress your children. Less is always more when it comes to kids outfit and fashion. Use minimal yet effective accessories to accentuate a simple outfit.
  • Focus on finer details instead of bling. Subtle embroideries, smart appliqués, use of diamantes, non-jaggy studs and pearls can instantly elevate the look of the outfit. A touch of bling in the form of sequins, gota and dabka work is also fine as long as it is not overdone. Sparkly tiny necklaces or a cute brooch pinned to their outfit will add a lot of excitement even to a simple design.
  • Compliment that cute out fit with a pairs of earrings and hair clips in hues of pink, peach, pastels, coral and parrot green as it looks good on children in the daytime. If you are attending a night function, then carefully choose tones of teal, turquoise, yellows and reds for your tiny tots’ outfit.
  • A pretty satin hair bow for a girl on her princess dress or a cute bow tie for boys are extra cool for the occasion.
  • Premium fabric for sensitive skin: Let your tender ones dress up in the most comfy outfit crafted out of natural fibres like linen, silk, or organic cotton. For tuxedos, you can opt for imported Italian fabrics that are light in weight and does not weigh down the child. For lehengas and shararas, silks and cotton work best.
  • Shoes that speak style: If the child is wearing Indian traditional, nothing beats the charm of mojris and Peshawari sandals. With western formals, smart shoes like slip ons and lace-ups work best. Make sure, they have good cushioning, so that they move around comfortably. (IANS)