Honda Motors outlines EV plans, to launch new electric scooters by 2024

Lately, various automakers have been focusing on developing electric vehicles owing to the rising cognizance regarding environmental conservation. Honda Motors Co. Ltd., a Japanese multinational automotive giant, has revealed plans to launch three new electric two-wheelers by 2024.

The upcoming EV models will be like ICE two-wheelers, having a displacement of around 50cc to 125cc. Honda Motors is also reportedly planning to launch a sporty version of the electric motorcycles in the upcoming years.

The announcement was made by Toshihiro Mibe, the President, CEO, and Representative Director at Honda Motor Co., Ltd. during a recent press conference. He mentioned that the company will focus on mobile power packs and battery procurement, especially in developed countries where there is a high demand for EVs.

In terms of personal mobility, Toshihiro Mibe claimed that Honda has signed various agreements with Japanese as well as European motorcycle OEMs in a bid to develop swappable battery technology. He added that the company will also focus on developing several battery-swapping stations while ensuring that they are compatible with electric vehicles of other automakers.

Honda will also introduce two new electric vehicles in Japan, the Gyro Canopy, and the Gryo e, cited sources with relevant information. Honda has touted plans of expanding the use of its Mobile Power Pack to other micro-mobility vehicles including the ‘rickshaw’, a tricycle taxi that is highly popular in India.

The company claims to have begun testing such rickshaws in the country. It is worth noting here that Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has relatively been less active in the EV space. Other competitors such as TVS and Bajaj have already introduced electric scooters in India.

Meanwhile, Hero MotorCorp, one of Honda Motors’ rivals in India, has reportedly signed a joint venture agreement with Gogoro, a Taiwanese EV manufacturer, to introduce battery swapping technology in India.

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