Atushi Ogata, MD and CEO of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), has confirmed that the brand’s first electric scooter will be launched by March 2024.
Ogata stated that the bikemaker is developing its electric 2-wheelers in collaboration with Honda Japan and the first scooter should be ready by the end of the current fiscal.
Honda’s first electric offering is expected to be based on the Activa. It will feature a fixed battery and an in-house electric motor. The Activa Electric is said to have a top speed of 50 km/h. The company will also offer a performance model and one with a swappable battery.
Ogata revealed that the company will be making investments to modify its existing assembly lines to produce both, the ICE and EVs within the same plant. The company is also looking to localize the electric motor and battery. It aims to set up battery-swapping stations across 6,000 customer touchpoints before the launch of the second model.
Source: Autocar India
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