Honda is all set to launch 10 new electric motorcycles and scooters or more by the end of 2025. Honda will include these 10 or more EVs with a wide variety of segments. Honda has revealed that it will launch an electric scooter in Nepal by 2023. Not just that, alongside electric scooters, Honda will also launch flex-fuel motorcycles as soon as 2023. Nepal is also certainly under the radar for flex-fuel motorcycles. Honda has aimed at bringing the company into carbon neutrality for motorcycles and scooters by the 2040s.
Honda is set to introduce two new commuter electrics across Asia, Europe, and Japan between 2024 and 2025; five new electric bicycle and electric moped models between 2022 and 2024; and three large-size motorbikes across Europe, Japan, and the US between 2024 and 2025. This bike will feature batteries as a power source. Honda is currently developing its own all-solid-state swappable battery pack. It is also set to maintain the battery standardization agreements with Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki.
Honda is also exploring battery-sharing options as well as preparing to begin service in Asian markets including Nepal for electric rickshaws (three-wheeled taxis). Honda says it is also working on its software subsidiary, Drivemode which is set to offer user experience (UX) features that continuously enrich the quality of riding through connectivity. This feature includes remaining range, charging spot notification, safe riding coaching, and after-sales service support. Honda will also create a connected platform that will link a wide range of Honda products.
As part of its electrification objectives, Honda wants to achieve one million electric motorcycle sales by 2027, and 3.5 million by 2030 globally. Some of these EVs will also make it to the Nepalese market. One of them will be an electric scooter which is likely to get Activa in its name that will be launched by 2023. The future certainly looks pretty exciting for not only Honda but also the Nepalese two-wheeler industry as a whole. Hopefully, Honda will introduce such electric vehicles in Nepal at an affordable price, should there be adequate demand.