Honda’s first electric scooter is set to launch in India by 2023, which will compete against Ola S1, Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube and Bounce Infinity E1.
HMSI Chairman Atsushi Ogata confirmed automatic AND that the company will have its first EV ready for India by next financial year. It is unclear whether Honda will develop an all-new EV product for India or use a modified version of one of its existing electric two-wheelers currently available in international markets.
Anyway, not much can be said about the appearance of the product, its features and specifications, and at what price?
The Honda Activa is the best-selling scooter in the country and the best-selling product in Honda’s Indian portfolio. The company will benefit from using the same nameplate to launch its first electric scooter in India and win the trust of customers.
The Honda Activa electric scooter is likely to be offered with an exchangeable battery. Businesses will use standard proprietary plans as well as subscription-based plans such as BaaS (Battery as a Service) to reduce the initial cost of electric vehicles.
Over the next few years, major Indian two-wheeler market leaders like Hero MotoCorp, Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM and Husqvarna may see a number of EV products from these companies. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) may also launch its first electric two-wheeler in India.
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Estimated Price of Honda Activa Electric Scooter is 1 lakh to 1.20 Lakhs, India
The estimated launch of the Honda Activa Electric is the third quarter of 2023.