Neutral CO2 by 2050. This is the objective set by Honda at a press conference. The Japanese brand’s eco-sustainable future has three objectives. Honda Aims to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for All Motorcycle and Scooter Products by 2040 by Accelerating Electrification and Will Continue to Follow Plan to Reduce Carbon Emissions. Two is the secondary objective.
Honda aims to introduce ten or more electric motorcycles globally by 2025, and 1 million units over the next five years. Goal 3: 3,500,000 units per year (or 15% of the total) by 2030.
While the press release was vague regarding the scooters Honda would introduce in Asia and Europe, it did include a teaser image of their three “FUN” offerings heading to the United States, Europe, and Japan. On one side of the photographs is a smaller cruiser, a larger naked bike, and a large touring bicycle.
As the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, Honda aims to maintain its industry leadership in this ‘epoch of carbon neutrality’ by continuing to offer the ‘Joy of Riding’ with electric motorcycles and by introducing new products that leverage a high degree of compatibility between software technology and electrified models.
Honda intends to launch two EV commuter vehicles for private use in Asia, Europe, and Japan between 2024 and 2025. In connection with these projects, Honda will investigate various power supply choices, in addition to interchangeable batteries, in light of ongoing technological advances and market conditions.
In addition, five tiny electric motorcycles are planned for Asia, Europe, and Japan (together with China). Three kinds of ‘large’ electric motorcycles are planned for release between 2024 and 2025. Batteries are a necessary component of electric cars. As a result, Honda will employ its resources to integrate solid-state batteries that are now in development into Honda motorcycles.
ICE-powered motorcycles are not yet finished, yet gasoline will be prioritized as a fuel in Honda motorcycles. E100 flex-fuel motorcycles are now available in Brazil, and they will be available in India soon. Honda intends to launch E20 flex-fuel vehicles in India next year, followed by E100-powered engines in 2025. Many Indian and Chinese automakers have already introduced electric motorcycles and scooters in India.