Honda to Unveil Electric Two-Wheeler Strategy for India on March 29: Activa E-Scooter Likely
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- Honda’s new electric scooter prototype might incorporate recently uncovered design patents
- The scooter will use a modified Honda Activa chassis and have a fixed battery setup
- Honda plans to eventually switch to a swappable battery layout
Honda Motors and Scooter India have finally confirmed that the company is planning to enter the EV market by next year. The automakers are all set to announce the EV plans on March 29. There are rumours suggesting that the Japanese manufacturer is planning to release its first electric two-wheeler next year, with a possible launch of an electric scooter. Although the company has not confirmed its plans, it is believed that an electric version of the Activa scooter may be in the works and could possibly be unveiled in March 2024.
According to the reports, Honda Motors and Scooter India are actively working on an electric scooters for the Indian market. At a recent event, Honda’s president, MD and CEO, Atsushi Ogata, confirmed that the company is likely to launch the EV in Mach 24. Rumours also suggest that the company might launch the e-scooter under the Activa branding as it’s one of the highest-selling scooters from the brand.
It’s also expected that the company might tease a prototype ahead of the official launch on March 29, 2023. Autocar India has reported that Honda’s upcoming electric scooter prototype is expected to be based on recently revealed design patents. The scooter is likely to be constructed on a modified Honda Activa chassis and will feature a fixed battery setup, although Honda intends to eventually transition to a swappable battery configuration.
Meanwhile, reports also claim that Honda has plans to upgrade the Vithalapur manufacturing facility in Gujarat, which is going to be the hub of Honda EV production. While the Karnataka-based plant might take care of the vehicle operations. We are eagerly waiting for the March 29 announcement. It seems that Honda is going to answer a lot of questions there. Until then, do take this information with a grain of salt.
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