Honda Activa Electric Scooter Planned For Future Launch in India Specification Features :- At the present date, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has no such plans to enter into electric vehicle segment. On the other hand, the two-wheeler maker has also confirmed that it is going to import electric vehicles from China as well as to conduct a viability study following fiscal.
Honda Activa Electric Scooter Planned For Future Launch in India
While talking to ETAuto, Minoru Kato, President CEO and MD, HMSI, has also stated that the company may possibly import a few of them and it will totally depend on the results of their feasibility study.
HMSI has on the other hand stated that they would be steering a feasibility study on electric scooters in the country. For this, they are going to be importing new electric scooters from China. The study as well as test of Honda electric scooters in India will commence from the year 2020.
The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer delivers a total number of 11 electric scooters in China. While, in a process to price them competitively, Honda may possibly produce the electric scooters locally in the country.
As per to the media report, the Japanese two-wheeler maker may possibly use its popular Activa brand as well as will present its electric iteration as its first electric scooter in the country. On the other hand, there is no official word regarding on the same topic.
It may be recalled that the Ministry of Road and Transport has suggested electrification of all two as well as three wheelers less than 150 cc by the year 2025 and 2023 respectively.
At the Auto Expo which was held in the year2018, Honda 2Wheelers has also previewed the PCX electric scooter in its concept avatar. This model is going to be an expensive product for the market such as India, as a result the company had dropped its launch plan.
In addition of launching the electric scooter, Honda has planned that by the end of this fiscal year they might increase its touch points from 6,000 to 6,300. With the investment of Rs 2,400 crore, the company is going to upgrade its all 16 models for BS6 emission norms that is scheduled to be imposed from 1st April, 2020.
On the other hand, Bajaj might turn out to be the first major two wheeler brand by next year in order to enter this space with their Urbanite range of e-scooters. At the same time, next year Mahindra is also has planning to launch electric scooters in India. In the meantime, Yamaha as well as Honda have revealed that they too are planning to launch e-scooters in India.