ET Auto’s according, HMSI has made it clear that next year, that is, in 2023, the company has decided to launch its first electric scooter. Without naming it, it has also been said that the upcoming Honda electric scooter will be the electric avatar of the company’s very popular Activa scooter. Let us tell you, Activa is the best selling scooter of Honda in India.
Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President and CEO, HMSI, says that for product and technology, HMSI is in the process of building a team in collaboration with engineers from Honda Motorcycle, Japan, which will tailor the company to Indian requirements. Will help develop core technologies and platforms for electric scooters.
According to the publication, he told on the sidelines of the launch of his mid-segment motorcycle CB500F, “Over the past six months, we have had serious discussions with our team in Japan, where we run a group of popular electric scooters. We have studied and are now ready to begin the actual development phase with the cooperation of our Japanese engineers.”
He further added that the company is building a ‘futuristic Activa’, which will be a new segment in itself, catering to the needs of short distance intra-city travel in urban and semi-urban areas.