Honda is vigorously advancing towards a future dominated by electric and fuel cell vehicles, aiming for these to constitute all its global sales by the end of the next decade. The Japanese auto major plans to invest 10 trillion yen into a worldwide EV initiative, introducing seven new models by 2030, encompassing both large and compact electric vehicles.

New Product Launch in Japan 🚀

In the two-wheeler space, Honda intends to launch a new product in Japan by the end of this calendar year. This upcoming model, yet to be named, will feature two Honda Mobile Power Packs (MPP), distinguishing itself from other offerings.

The brand aims to adapt its BEV-based technologies for use in hybrid electric vehicles, incorporating an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) system.

Innovative e-AWD System 🔋

  • Enhanced Driving Force: The e-AWD system will enhance driving force, allowing for responsive and precise control of drive force distribution.
  • Improved Stability: Integrated with Honda’s Motion Management System, the e-AWD system aims to improve stability at lower speeds. It was first showcased in 2017 with Honda’s Riding Assist, enabling a motorcycle to balance independently without any rider input.

Global Expansion 🌍

Honda’s hybrid/electric motorcycles, including models like the Honda PCX Hybrid, will be available worldwide. During the 2024 Honda Business Briefing, Honda’s Global CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, stated that by 2030, EVs and FCEVs are expected to account for 40% of Honda’s global auto sales, with a production target of two million units.

Electric Scooter for India 🛵

According to previous reports, Honda’s electric scooter for India will sit on what has been internally known as Platform ‘E’. This platform will be modular and versatile, capable of supporting a variety of two-wheelers with different electric drivetrains and body styles.

Speculations suggest that Honda plans to launch its first zero-emission scooter locally featuring a fixed-type battery.

  • Active Electric Brand: It is likely to be branded under the Active Electric name, as Honda filed patents for a hub motor and a fixed battery, indicating this possibility. However, no official confirmation has been made yet.
  • Target Market: Honda may initially target the commercial space before expanding to personal transportation customers.

 

Honda’s ambitious plans and significant investment in electric and fuel cell vehicles highlight its commitment to a sustainable future.

With the upcoming product launch in Japan featuring two Honda Mobile Power Packs and the innovative e-AWD system, Honda is set to revolutionize the electric vehicle market. Keep an eye out for more updates as Honda continues to lead the charge in the EV and fuel cell space.

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