Honda Motorcycles is accelerating its efforts towards electrification. The company has announced that there will be 10 battery-powered two-wheelers on the market by 2025. It also aims to have carbon-neutral motorcycles in its portfolio by 2040, according to Green Car Reports.
The Japanese and Vietnamese postal systems currently employ a series of compact scooters manufactured by Honda that are sold to fleet operators.
By introducing two personal-use variants for the European and Asian markets between 2024 and 2025, the company intends to increase the accessibility of these models in more areas.
Additionally, Honda aims to release five larger electric moped models between 2022 and 2024 in the same markets. Between 2024 and 2025, three bigger models for Japan, Europe, and the US will also be released.
What’s even more exciting is Honda’s plan to launch a kid-sized Fun EV, which is expected to be produced by 2024 or 2025. It would be no surprise if its first batch will also be going to the US.
It is also worth noting that the future electric motorcycles from Honda will be equipped with solid-state batteries, a feature the company is also considering for automobiles. With regards to battery swapping, Honda joined forces with fellow Japanese motorcycle producers in 2021, including Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha, to create guidelines for battery replacement on motorcycles.
To achieve its carbon neutrality target, Honda indicated that in addition to developing electric motorcycles, it would also keep enhancing the fuel efficiency of its internal-combustion motorcycles and look into alternative fuels.
Meanwhile, the rest of Honda’s plans call for the sale of one million electric motorcycles by 2026 and 3.5 million by 2030.