Honda Motorcycles is going into overdrive with its electrification plans. Battery-powered two-wheelers are on the way, with a total of 10 lined up for 2025. Big H is one of the brands at the forefront of the electric motorcycle revolution, being a part of battery consortiums and more.
The brand just announced ambitious plans to launch 10 more electric models by 2025 covering three categories, Commuter EM (electric mopeds), EB (electric bicycles), and Fun EVs.
Commuter EVs will serve commercial needs and applications. There are already some companies and firms that are utilizing Honda’s e: Business Bike series and Honda aims to expand its Thailand Post by the end of this year. According to sources, the brand will use the Honda Mobile Power Pack (MPP) swappable battery system which will help these business-oriented models stay on the road. These models will be sent to Asia, Europe, and Japan, and Big H has plans to introduce two key models in the lineup by 2024 or 2025.
Commuter EM/EB models are the biggest slice of the pie, and Honda is looking to field multiple units in order to meet the 50-million-unit market. This segment claims up to 90 percent of the real estate in the market, and it is widely popular in countries like China. As such, Honda will launch five compact, affordable, and budget-friendly models for Asia, Europe, and Japan. These models will see the light of day as early as 2024.
Finally, Honda will unveil four “Fun” EV models that feature a top speed of over 50 kilometers per hour. These full-size models will appeal to adult riders with a kid-sized Fun EV in the plans. For this, a cruiser, naked, dirt, and scooter model will be in the plans for 2024.
Honda will still continue to develop its battery standard, and make sure that charging infrastructures get developed using its swappable battery technology. As for the rest of its plans, Honda wants to get one million electric motorcycle sales by 2026, and 3.5 million units by 2030.