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Honda announces global plans for its electric two-wheelers

Honda has announced its electrification plans for two-wheelers in the global market. The company plans to launch 10 new electric two-wheeler models by 2025, mostly scooters, in addition to off-road, and mid- and large-size sports bikes.

Honda’s upcoming electric motorcycles are classified into three categories, according to their top speed: Electric Bicycles (EBs, 25km/h or lower), Electric Mopeds (EMs, 25 – 50km/h), and Electric Vehicles (EVs, 50km/h or higher).

The company believes that the standardisation of battery-swapping systems is the only solution for issues related to EV range, charging time, and price. Because such systems are highly compatible with business use, such as for delivery services, Honda will be introducing the e:Business bike series in the major Asian markets.

However, Honda’s major commuter electric models are likely to be powered by solid-state batteries. The company plans to launch two commuter electric models between 2024 and 2025 for Asian, European, and Japanese markets. Moreover, five compact EM and EB models will also be introduced in these regions, including China. 

Beyond commuter bikes, Honda will develop electrified mid- and large-size sports bikes–based on a dedicated FUN EV platform. The company will launch three large-size sports bike models in the US, Europe, and Japan between 2024 and 2025. Furthermore, Honda will introduce an EV model for kids, most likely an electric dirt bike.

Honda aims to pursue the electrification of its motorcycle products while continuing to reduce Co2 emissions from its ICE-powered models. In regard to this, the Japanese automaker will introduce motorcycles compatible with flex-fuel (mixture of gasoline-ethanol) in India, starting in 2023.

With regard to charging infrastructure, Honda has already begun initiatives in many countries around the world (including India) aiming to enhance the infrastructure through the utilisation of Mobile Power Packs (MPPs) and battery-sharing businesses.


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