Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, which has a major two-wheeler market share owing to the success of the Activa in the country over the past few years, plans to launch its first electric scooter next year. The company told that it will be launched by March next year.
Sales of electric scooters are increasing rapidly and due to this Honda is preparing to launch some models in this segment. The company’s Managing Director, Atsushi Ogata said that Honda will create charging infrastructure to help it plan for its electric vehicles in the country. “We are planning to launch the first electric scooter in March next year. It is being developed on a new platform and will be customized as per the requirements of the Indian market,” he added. He said that the company’s first electric scooter will have a fixed battery, while the second model will be launched with replaceable battery technology.
company plans to use its 6,000 outlets across the country for charging infrastructure for EVs. Honda launched the new Activa 6G on Monday. The company’s H-Smart technology has been given in this. This is the new premium variant of Activa. The Activa is already the most popular scooter in the two-wheeler market. The starting price of the new Activa is Rs 74,536 (ex-showroom).
It has been made available in three variants of Standard, Deluxe and Smart, whose prices are Rs 74,536, Rs 77,036 and Rs 80,537 (ex-showroom) respectively. The company claims that this Scooter A smart find feature has been given in it, which allows the user to locate the scooter using the smart key. With this key, the user can lock and unlock the scooter without using the physical key. This key can start the engine of the scooter when it is within a radius of two meters. It also has an engine start and stop switch. The company has also claimed to make the engine of this scooter more powerful than before. Its 110 cc PGM-FI engine comes with Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology. The new Activa will compete with the already existing scooters like TVS Jupiter and Hero Maestro in the market.