Honda Two-Wheeler India has confirmed that it will launch two new electric scooters in India in 2024. The scooters will be based on a new EV-specific platform called Platform E and will be manufactured in India.
One of the scooters will be a regular commuter scooter, while the other will be a more sporty model. The regular scooter is expected to be called the Activa Electric, and will likely be based on the current Activa scooter. The sporty scooter is expected to be called the Dio Electric and could borrow some design elements from the current Honda Dio scooter.
Both scooters will be powered by electric motors and will have swappable batteries. This will allow riders to easily swap out their batteries for a fully charged one, which can be done at Honda's network of battery swapping stations.
Honda has not yet revealed any specifications for the new electric scooters, but they are expected to be priced competitively. Activa Electric is expected to start at around Rs. 80,000, while Dio Electric is expected to start at around Rs. 1 lakh.
The launch of the new Honda electric scooters is part of the company's plan to become a leader in the electric two-wheeler market in India. Honda aims to sell 1 million electric two-wheelers in India by 2025.
Here are some of the key features of the new Honda electric scooters:
- Based on a new EV-specific platform called Platform E
- Manufactured in India
- Two models: a regular commuter scooter and a more sporty model
- Powered by electric motors
- Have swappable batteries
- Competitively priced
The launch of the new Honda electric scooters is a significant development for the Indian electric two-wheeler market. Honda is one of the leading two-wheeler manufacturers in India, and its entry into the electric market is likely to give a boost to the overall market.