Yamaha is conducting feasibility study for an electric two-wheeler in Indian market; aims to grab a large share in country’s EV market
Yamaha is planning to launch an electric two-wheeler in Indian market in near future. The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer is currently conducting feasibility study for the zero emission two-wheeler. While the brand is tight lipped about the details of the model, we can expect it to be a scooter that the brand is working on presently.
Yamaha also hints that it could bring an electric two-wheeler from its range of zero emission models that are available in several international markets. As India is thriving to adopt zero emission pure electric mobility across the country by 2030 under central government’s Mission EV 2030 plan, Yamaha targets to grab a good share in the domestic EV market that is expected to grow significantly.
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Despite mulling the plan of launching an electric two-wheeler in the country Yamaha doesn’t believes that zero emission models can completely replace the current conventional fuel powered two-wheelers. Also, alongside working on battery powered electric two-wheelers, Yamaha is also emphasising on increasing fuel efficiency of its products on offer in India. This way, the brand wants to contribute in saving fuel as well as making environment greener.
Yamaha has already displayed its Motoroid concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show that is being considered as the preview of a futuristic advanced technology equipped electric two-wheeler. Apart from that, the Japanese brand also showcased the MWC-4, which is a multi-wheel vehicle with a petrol electric hybrid powertrain that can learn several things on its own thanks to the artificial intelligence system onboard.
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It is clear that Yamaha is not only working on battery electric vehicles, but it is developing hybrid powertrain technology for its products as well. However, it is not clear, if we will see such two-wheelers in the country market in near future.
Yamaha is not the only brand that is working on electric two-wheelers, Hero Electric, TVS Motors, Hero MotoCorp are also working on the same technology keeping an eye to grab large chunk in the Indian electric two-wheeler market that is about to grow bigger in coming years.
Source: ET Auto