HondaHonda plans for 10 or more electric motorcycles globally by 2025



Honda, the largest motorcycle producer in the world, announced that it will launch more than 10 new electric motorcycle models before 2025. 


Apparently, Honda has big ambitions to lead the motorcycle world into the electric era. The Japanese manufacturer already sits on the throne of the two-wheelers, with more than 15 million units sold each year. 

And now, the brand’s plans include 10 new electric models, aiming at producing 1 million electric units a year within the next five years and 3.5 million by 2030. Honda says that it will adopt the solid-state battery technology, which is still under development.

Before you get too excited, Honda announced that a big chunk of the new electric models will be small motorcycles and scooters, extremely popular in China and Southeast Asian countries, Contrary to the US, where customers expect larger models. Honda, however, promised a limited number of ‘FUN’ electric models to be sold in North America. 

The ‘FUN’ category as Honda calls it will be based on the FUN EV platform and will include 3 models that will be sold in Japan, the US, and Europe as early as 2024. In addition to that, Honda is making a smaller Kid's Fun EV model, “designed to pass on the joy of riding to the next generation.”according to the company. 

Honda’s statement explained that the company will keep developing ICE and electric bikes in parallel will the ultimate goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2040; “Honda will accelerate the electrification of motorcycles as the primary focus of environmental strategies for motorcycle business, while also continuing to advance ICE, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality for all of its motorcycle products during the 2040s,”

With this new plan, Honda hopes to climb closer to Harley-Davidson’s sales number here in the US. Currently, the US-based company sells over 100,000 units a year, with Honda following close behind.

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