Yamaha’s First Electric Scooter In India Could Launch By 2020

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The all-new electric vehicle platform being developed won’t just be restricted to the Indian market as it has global importance

Yamaha’s India division and the Japanese HQ are developing a brand new electrified platform for the domestic market as well as for globe scenes. A report emerged on the internet suggests that about 100 engineers from Yamaha Motor Corporation in Japan, India and other places are part of the new project.

It comes on the back of Yamaha confirming a feasibility study to observe the requirements of customers in India and the basic requisites needed suiting Indian conditions. As part of developing a new flexible architecture for future use, Yamaha is said to have identified an estimated 12 global component suppliers

At the recently concluded, 58th SIAM annual meeting in New Delhi, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Research & Development India (YMRI) Yasuo Ishihara has confirmed that the development of the all-new electric vehicle platform has indeed commenced and announced the brand’s intentions to kick start a new produce based on a global architecture.

The electric vehicle platform won’t just be restricted to the Indian market as it has global importance. This means the Japanese manufacturer is trying to utilise its resources in India for better use and leverage the possibilities for eco-friendly motorcycles in foreign markets as well.


Partnerships with key component suppliers in India for electric vehicles are also in place and further details could be revealed in the near future. Yamaha is a global manufacturer with vast expertise in selling electric motorcycles in international markets and it also has presence in electric bicycle division.

One of the potential solutions being considered is the battery swapping technique. In that way, customer will not have to wait for long and get on with commuting in a similar fashion to conventional fuelling. With Suzuki planning to launch its first electric scooter by 2020 or 2021, Yamaha’s products will likely follow suite around the same time, and it could either be a scooter or a motorcycle.