Honda: Three new electric models for China
Honda announces three new electric models on two wheels and thus the Japanese giant enters the world of electrification with slow but steady steps and in the Chinese market.
Beijing-based Chinese subsidiary Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. will market three new electric models, the Cub e:, Dax e: and Zoomer e:.
Essentially these are three variants on well-known models, where the drive units have given way to small electric motors and are powered by batteries.
In the case of the three Chinese models, Honda explains that they are two-wheelers with a top speed of 25 km / h, that is, they fall into a category that in China is described as an electric bicycle – as in the EU where these vehicles require neither registration (license plates) nor a driver’s license.
Honda’s goal is to appeal to the new generation of riders in China, the world’s largest market for electric vehicles and especially for small, cheap and lightweight two-wheelers.
However, the short press release makes it clear that these three new models will not be available in Japan, but they are harbingers of the total of 10 electric motorcycles that Japanese company has announced it will launch on the world market by 2025.