Honda Electric plans to launch nearly 10 models will come to fruition by 2025 for Asia, Europe & Japan regions…
So, Not much is evident in our country, but Honda have been an avid proponent of electric mobility in the past few years, especially in Europe & Japan. From time to time, they have been sharing their ambitious vision of how they are working relentlessly to empower the mobility sector in its plans to switch to the mobility of the future – Electric.
Now, Honda have made their ambitious plans global with an aim to roll out 10 new Electric models by the year 2025, and further achieve carbon neutrality by the year 2040.
Honda Ambitious Plan To Release 10 New EVs By 2025
Revealing their plan on a global level, Honda have iterated their plan of launching nearly 10 new Electric two-wheelers in the next 3 years.
They have distributed these 10 models into 3 different categories – Commuter EVs, Commuter EM (electric moped) & Fun EVs.
The first of the classes – Commuter EVs – are aimed to serve the commercial need of the customers as well as the daily commute needs. Honda is already present in Japan & Vietnam where the masses are utilising their Honda e: Business Bike range on the daily basis. Honda is planning to establish such a presence in Thailand by the end of this year.
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This range is also aimed at the daily commuting needs of the customers of Asia, Europe & Japan. Honda is poised to launch atleast 2 new models in 2024 & 2025 and increase their reach among the masses.
Yet, Honda is aiming to make their Commuter EM/EB (electric moped/bike) a success in countries with regions of high-density population, such as metro and/or commercial cities. This category is so popular in the country like China that it claims nearly 90% (~ 50 Million units) of the global electric bike sales. To capitalise and grow on this fact, Honda is aiming to release nearly 5 new compact & budget-friendly models in Asia, Europe and Japan by 2024.
Coming to the last category, Fun EVs, Honda plans to launch electric models that will be capable of achieving speeds of more than 50 km/h. The company has shared that they will be releasing 3 full-sized models which will be appealing to the adults, while there will be a model targeting the youngsters as well.
Looking at the teaser image, we can observe that the 3 Fun EV models could be slotted in the cruiser, naked and scooter categories. These models will see the light of day in the years 2024-2025 in U.S., Europe and Japan.
Alongside the launch & development of the EVs, Honda will continue their work on the development of the battery standards, swappable battery infrastructure and their UI/UX along with their software partner ’Drivemode’.
Finally, Honda have shared that they have not given up of ICE just yet. They have plans of debuting Gasoline-Ethanol flex-fuel models in India by 2023 (E20) & 2025 (E100).