Honda is planning to launch its first electric scooter.
The upcoming electric model will be launched in India by March 2024.
Electric scooters have seen a very rapid growth in the last few years.
Honda Electric Scooter: Honda’s Activa is the best selling scooter in the country. People have a lot of faith in Activa. This is the reason why many people are eagerly waiting for the launch of Honda’s electric scooter. Although, many companies are still selling electric scooters in the market, but due to the popularity of Activa, there is a long wait for Honda electric scooter. Now Honda has announced to launch electric two-wheelers in the Indian market soon. This decision of Honda has increased the concern of other electric two-wheeler companies.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India is planning to launch its first electric scooter in the country next year. The company has confirmed that the upcoming model will be launched in India by March 2024. The upcoming electric scooter will be the first in a long list of electric vehicles. Honda is planning for the domestic market at a time when sales of electric two-wheelers, especially scooters, have seen a rapid growth in the last few years. Honda made this announcement on Monday on the occasion of the launch of its new model Activa 6G H-Smart scooter.
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Scooter will come with fixed battery
Honda India President and CEO Atsushi Ogata said, “We will launch the first electric model in March next year. It is being built on a completely new chassis. Its design will be according to the needs of the Indian market. Giving information about the upcoming products, he said that next year the first model will have a fixed battery, while the second model will see a replaceable battery system. Ogata said the company is using its existing sales network of over 6,000 outlets to set up a charging manufacturing plant for its EV range.
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There will be competition from these companies
Honda has not shared details about its investment in its EV business in India. Honda’s competitor Hero Electric is currently at the forefront of the electric two-wheeler segment. After this, many companies like Ola Electric, Okinawa are also performing very well. Honda currently leads the scooter segment with 56 percent market share. The two-wheeler maker is also planning to enter the motorcycle segment with the launch of a 100cc bike next month.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 24, 2023, 11:04 IST