Honda Electric Moped: Right now, electric cars are the rage. We are seeing the arrival of new electric 2Ws like clockwork, which will fuel this surge even further. Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India has not yet entered the country’s electric vehicle market. According to Honda’s announcement, the company is planning to launch 2W EVs in 2023.
The Japanese company recently unveiled its 2025 worldwide strategy, which includes 10 electric motorcycles. Most likely, one of those ten electric 2Ws is a moped. Guess what we brought back from the continent of old? Concept drawings for Honda’s forthcoming electric moped. The European Union Intellectual Property Office provided these pictures.
Moped In The Works
This prospective vehicle immediately brings to mind the Honda Super Cub, an underbone motorcycle with a 125cc gasoline engine. It is still highly popular today and one of the most recognisable two-wheelers in history. In 2017, sales topped $100 million.
The design of Honda’s future electric scooter may have been influenced by the Super Cub. However, it is clear that the future product uses future technologies. Instead of an ICE engine that burns gasoline, it has an electric powertrain. Will Honda call this electric moped its recognisable Super Cub? Time will only tell.
What is certain at this point is that it features a flat footboard and an underbone-style chassis. Even though the concept designs only show one seat, the production model is probably going to include a pillion seat, at the very least as an option. There is a stylish spherical headlamp up front that could get LEDs. The entire aesthetic is futuristic and very basic.
Specification and features
The huge wheels are clearly visible when one examines the bicycle’s components. There are alloys that resemble Super Cub in size and are likely to be 17″. Rear brakes are drum-style, while the front brakes are disc-style. CBS could be provided. A hub motor in the rear wheel can, if necessary, be assisted by the pedals using a chain drive.
Honda has not yet disclosed any specifications. It is reasonable to assume that Honda will promote interchangeable battery technology with this electric moped. One could assume from the design that there isn’t much room to accommodate a big battery. This may be the situation. That is less likely with technology that uses interchangeable batteries.
Honda’s electric scooter is currently not a very promising idea for India. However, there is a remote chance that it could be introduced in India for the B2B market, intra-city delivery, and perhaps postal services in urban areas. Honda is quite likely to introduce the U-Go electric scooter in India.