Honda is preparing to introduce its best-selling Activa Scooter in an electric avatar. In an interview with the auto news site ET Auto, Atsushi Ogata, President, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India confirmed the launch of the HMSI EV product in the country. On the other hand, Honda Benly e was recently spotted testing battery-swapping technology at ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) Pune. Apart from this, some reports say that the Honda Activa electric scooter can be launched in India in the next year, ie 2023. Let us further tell you 5 special things before the launch of this e-scooter.
This electric scooter will be launched under the name Activa e
Honda Activa is currently the best-selling scooter in India. It is believed that Honda may use the same name for its upcoming electric scooter. The upcoming electric scooter can be launched in the market in the name of Activa e. The company would like to take advantage of reliability and performance like the USP of the ‘Activa’ nameplate brand.
Honda testing Benly electric scooter
Recently, a report surfaced that Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India are testing the Benly electric scooter in India and the scooter was also spotted at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
If some media reports are to be believed, the Honda Activa electric scooter can be offered with battery swapping technology. With the help of this technology, buyers will have an option to replace the discharged battery with the charged battery at swap stations and charge the battery at home. We have seen this type of technology in the Bounce Infinity E1 that was launched sometime back.
Honda Activa Electric will get a challenge
The Honda Activa E is set to take on other electric scooters already available in the EV scooter market from Bharti. The company will have to overtake vehicles like Ola S1, Bajaj Chetak, and Hero Electric NYX HX. At the same time, in the coming time, Honda can give some information about its Honda Activa E to give tough competition to other automobile giants.
E-Scooters in Global Market
Honda also has other electric scooters in its international product portfolio. This includes the Honda PCX Electric, Honda Gyro e, Honda Gyro Canopy e, and many other electric scooters.