On the occasion of the two-wheeler show in Milan (EICMA), Honda has lifted the veil on its new models to come. Among the many thermals presented, the Japanese brand also unveiled the EMI e, its very first 100% electric scooter. It should land in Europe in 2023.
With the boom in the urban mobility market, many manufacturers have decided to launch their own scooters and electric scooters. Xiaomi obviously has a considerable lead in this area, with the Xiaomi Electric Scooter 4 Pro and its 45 km of autonomy. Acer also launched two electric scooters recently, while Razor introduced the EcoSmart Cargo, an electric scooter equipped with a high-torque 1000W motor, in early September 2022.
But, as you may know, the world two-wheeler show (EICMA) has just opened its doors in Milan. The opportunity for many brands to unveil their products to come on the market in the coming years. Honda, for example, presented a slew of new thermal models, starting with a redesign of the mythical Transalp without forgetting the CL500 and its retro lines reminiscent of the brand’s motorcycles of the 60s and 70s.
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Honda unveils the EM1 e, its very first 100% electric scooter
But that’s not all, since the Japanese firm took the opportunity to lift the veil on his very first electric scooter : the NDE e. This urban scooter, which is intended above all for a young clientele, should land in Europe in 2023. Note that it takes up the design of the U-Go, an electric scooter reserved for the Chinese market.
As Honda clarified, the EMI e is the first in a long line of electric two-wheelers to come. In effect, the manufacturer plans to launch at least 10 models by 2025. “This is an important first step towards achieving Honda’s stated goal of carbon neutrality for its entire line of motorcycles in the 2040s.
According to Honda, the abbreviation EM stands for Electric Moped, for electric moped. With its compact dimensions and flat floor, Honda hopes to attract young urbanites looking for a quiet, emission-free way to get around. It will be powered by the Honda Mobile Power Pack e battery. According to the manufacturer, a single charge will provide over 40 km of range. He specifies that this battery can be easily removed from the scooter, to recharge directly at home. Unfortunately, concerning these other technical characteristics and its price, Honda preferred to maintain the suspense. We will therefore have to wait a little before knowing more.