Honda will make an effort to electrify more than just automobiles. By 2025, the business will introduce 10 electric motorcycles worldwide, and by 2040, all of its motorbike models will be carbon neutral.
The Vietnamese and Japanese postal systems currently employ a series of compact scooters manufactured by Honda that are sold to fleet operators. The company intends to produce two personal-use variants for the Asian and European markets between 2024 and 2025, as well as to increase the availability of these models to other regions.
Honda intends to release five electric-powered models between 2022 and 2024, once more in Asian and European markets. Between 2024 and 2025, three even bigger models for Europe, Japan, and the US will be released.
Eventually, Honda intends to introduce a kid electric motorcycle. This model is likewise expected in 2024 or 2025 and seems to be going to the United States.
Future electric motorcycles from Honda will be outfitted with solid-state batteries, a feature the company is also considering for automobiles. The business also has ambitions for battery swapping. In 2021, Honda formed a coalition with fellow Japanese motorcycle producers Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Yamaha to create guidelines for battery replacement on motorcycles.
In addition to offering electric motorcycles, Honda said it would work to make its internal-combustion bikes more fuel-efficient and look into other fuels to help it meet its carbon neutrality objective.
These attempts had at least one false start. Honda initially declared in 2008 that an electric motorcycle would be introduced in 2010. This gave businesses like Zero and Energica the opportunity to concentrate on electric motorcycles.
The future of motorcycles, according to BMW Motorrad, is electric powertrains, the company stated in 2018. Even some established motorcycle manufacturers, like Harley-Davidson, released an electric motorcycle before Honda.
Honda has increased its investment in electric vehicles as well. It currently has 30 EVs planned for release by 2030, including two electric sports cars.