By Wade Thiel
The Electric Start for Honda
I’ve been waiting for one of the big Japanese bike manufacturers to really get into electric bikes, and now it seems Honda Motorcycle and Scooter of India will be one of the first. With all motorcycle companies taking a serious look at electric motorcycles and scooters, it only makes sense.
“We are bringing one of our electric scooters to India which will be basically used for study. We will be doing a market survey and feasibility survey with this model and decide on the roadmap of future EVs of Honda in India. It’s very difficult to set the next future line-up, but the survey will be starting in the next three to four months.” Honda senior vice president of sales and marketing of India’s division Yadvinder Singh Guleria told CarAndBike.
It’s probably safe to say you won’t see honda electric scooters everywhere in the next year, but after that who knows. The company obviously sees the writing on the wall, and with India being such a huge market, it only makes sense to start there. I’ll keep an eye out for more news on this. Right now it looks like the electric scooter could be a Honda Activa, but that’s just really speculation. It will be interesting to see what happens here.
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