A strong demand for electric scooters in the market has encouraged HMSI to soon launch its first electric scooter in the country
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India is all set to make its debut in the electric scooter segment with the launch of a new electric two-wheeler in the first half of 2023. While the name is yet to be shared by the brand, it is likely to take on the rivals like the TVS iQube and the Bajaj Chetak in the Indian market. Here are all the details you should know about the upcoming Honda electric scooter in India.
This new electric two-wheeler is likely to be an electric avatar of the Activa and will be marketed under the same umbrella. The Japanese brand is currently working on forming a team in collaboration with the engineers of Honda Motorcycle, Japan. The team from Japan will help the brand develop core technologies and platforms for electric scooters to suit Indian requirements.
The brand also conducted internal enquires and discussions to access the feasibility of launching a new electric scooter in the Indian market. Similar discussions were made with the team in Japan to design a practical and reliable product for our market.
It is worth knowing that industry experts project around 77% CAGR growth of the Indian EV market between 2017 and 2025. The two-wheelers are currently one of the highest-selling vehicles in the EV market and is expected to grow many folds in the next few years.
The brand recently revealed the Honda EM1 e: electric scooter at EICMA 2022 for the European market. This new electric scooter will be supported by battery-swapping tech and will offer a claimed range of around 60 km on a single charge. With a top speed of around 50 kmph, this new electric scooter will be a great choice for anyone looking for a compact and lightweight scooter for short-distance urban commute.
The brand is also likely to introduce this electric scooter in India in late 2023. HMSI is also testing battery-swap technology in India for a long time now in Bangalore. More details are yet to be shared.