Unlike the four-wheeler segment, the two-wheeler category in the Indian automobile market is finally booming – there is the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter along with TVS, Aether and Ola. That said, manufacturers have now started taking the concept of electric mobility quite seriously. Take, for instance, Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India Private Limited (HMSI). The Japanese two-wheeler maker is rumored to be working on bringing an electric version of its best-selling scooter, the Activa. The product could be named Honda Activa electric and built to suit Indian riding conditions.
The new Honda Activa electric is expected to get its market debut in the upcoming festive season and launch should follow before March 2023. The scooter could come with a range of 100 kilometers and in the economy mode, the rider could cover up to a decent distance of 150 kilometers in a single charge. In terms of specifications and features, Honda is expected to equip the Activa electric quite well.
The scooter will be powered by a big motor and come with a top speed of 75 kmph. Another important parameter for the success of electric vehicles is the charging time they take to top up their battery. The charging time could be around the eight hours mark which will be from 20-100%. Fast charging which reduces charging time to 2 to 3 hours from the standard 8 hours will make life easier.
The design is also going to be an important aspect of success as customers want their products to look and feel modern. Honda Activa electric will come with a contemporary design and in order to keep the weight in check, the company will use a plastic body instead of the metal one. In terms of features and equipment, the new Activa electric will come with alloy wheels and a disc brake option will be available. Headlamp and tail lamp will feature LED elements for superior lighting – the feature that will be standard across variants of Activa electric. A tabloid report now confirms the launch timeline however the specification and other aspects aforementioned are from unknown sources.