Yamaha wants to launch its electric scooter in India as soon as possible, range will be 60 km!


The electric vehicle market in India is growing very fast and many popular two-wheeler companies know this, due to which all the giants are launching their own electric two-wheelers in India. Due to the good sales of electric scooters from Bajaj and TVS, it seems that Yamaha is also not going to delay the launch of its electric scooter in India. It is expected that the company is planning to launch its first electric scooter in India in the coming two to three years.

Speaking to ET, Eishin Chihana, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Said That the speed of vehicle electrification in India has surprised the company and it is “accelerating” product development for this market.

He said, (translated) “With rising fuel prices, coupled with the low fuel efficiency of (petrol-powered) scooters, we expect the penetration (of electrification) in the scooter space to be very high.”

The report further suggests that Yamaha’s electric scooter is currently being developed by the R&D (Research and Development) team in Chennai. It is likely to be built at Yamaha’s facility in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. The company also expects their electric scooter to perform similar to 110-125 cc petrol scooters and have a range of 50-60 km per charge.

The company will launch its Neo scooter in Europe this month. The company’s chairman said that the option being developed in India could be a good solution for international markets including Europe.

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