BREAKING: Honda Reveals Future Electric & ICE Two-wheeler Plans

Modified On Sep 13, 2022 01:56 PM By Nishaad Joshi for Honda Activa Electric

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Honda Electric Scooters And Motorcycles Incoming

With the whole world gradually shifting to EVs, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has revealed its electric plans as well. 

Activa Electric Details Revealed!

Honda Electric Scooters

Activa fans rejoice! The Activa Electric model will be coming to India soon. It’ll be Honda’s first offering in the electric two-wheeler segment. With that, the company would look to exploit the Activa’s legendary name and come up with a similar mass market product, albeit with an electric heart. 

Given the conservative and neutral design language of the Activa, its electric twin could follow the same styling and it’ll go up against the TVS iQube Electric. The Activa Electric will also get swappable batteries and we think it could be here sometime around 2024. 

Honda Electric Scooters And Motorcycles

The other sporty scooter that can be seen in the images is likely to be a sportier, tech-laden version of the Activa Electric. So, think of it like an electric Grazia. This Ather 450X rival could get a futuristic design along with a lot of features. While there’ll be no electric bicycles from the marque in the near future, it could launch one after carefully gauging and understanding Asian markets. 

Introduction Of Flex-fuel Products

Honda Electric Scooters And Motorcycles

Along with electrifying its two-wheelers, Honda will also continue to advance its Internal Combustion Engines (ICE). The Japanese bikemaker plans to develop models that run on carbon-neutral fuels. We expect more bikes like the CG150 Titan Mix, which was the world’s first bike to be powered by ethanol as well as gasoline. 

Honda has plans to make all its bikes E100-compatible (to enable them to run on 100 per cent ethanol) by 2025.  But before that, by 2023, Honda’s two-wheelers will support flex-fuels, such as E20 (80 percent petrol mixed with 20 percent ethanol).

Battery Standardization

Honda has also revealed that it’s working toward the standardisation of swappable batteries as well as popularisation of battery sharing. The Japanese giant might even set up battery swapping stations in India to make things that much easier for owners.

Honda previously partnered with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to establish a network of swap stations at the latter’s petrol pumps. The pumps could also have charging for Honda’s EVs.  

Honda all-solid-state battery

With the battery being the core component of an EV, Honda aims to equip its e-motorcycles with an all-solid-state battery, which ideally is significantly less prone to thermal runaway events (overheating and catching fire) and it will ideally occupy less space than a Lithium-ion battery pack with equivalent capacity. 

These revelations by Honda has resulted in us getting excited about the brand’s global plans. It’ll also be interesting to see which of these models make their way to India. While they get ready to come here, stay tuned to BikeDekho for more updates about the same.

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