Honda Activa Electric: They are developing a “futuristic Activa,” which will be its own distinct market segment and meet the needs of short-distance travel within cities in urban and semi-urban areas.
Honda is committed to creating the highest quality localised content, which will include locally developed parts like the battery, electronic control unit, and motors. Honda will make sure that localization is high.
According to media reports, HMSI plans to launch its first electric scooter in India by the end of the year. HMSI is developing a new platform for this in collaboration with Honda of Japan. HMSI is expected to release its scooter in early 2023. According to experts, the company’s first electric scooter will be an electric version of the Honda Activa. The company will also enlist the help of Japanese engineers to develop its first electric scooter.
Japanese engineers on board
HMSI is putting together a team of engineers from Honda Motorcycles, Japan, to develop its first electric scooter. One possibility is that Honda’s first EV will use the above-mentioned swappable battery technology.
This indicates that the user is merely renting the battery rather than owning it.
This already addresses the cost issue associated with EVs. Given that Indian consumers are already familiar with it, the Activa name is probably going to be chosen. Honda might also guarantee that the scooter performs admirably.
Range anxiety and slow battery charging issues can be reduced by the ability to instantly switch from one fully charged battery to another, so the range does not even need to be very high. When it is released, it will compete with products like the TVS iQube, Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X, Simple One, etc.