Honda, the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, plans to achieve a zero carbon target for all its products and corporate activities by 2050. In this direction, it announced that it will accelerate the electrification of motorcycle models, but at the same time, it will continue to develop internal combustion engines with lower carbon emissions. Focusing on Commuter EVs, Commuter Electric Motorcycles (EM) –Electric Bicycles (EB) and Fun models, Honda continues to work to bring the most suitable products for its customers' mobility needs. Honda plans to launch more than 2025 electric motorcycle models globally by 10; It aims to increase the annual sales of electric models to 1 million units in the next five years and to 2030 million units by 3,5.
Honda, the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, plans to achieve a zero carbon target for all its products and corporate activities by 2050. In line with this goal, Honda continues to offer its users comfortable and safe driving opportunities with its electric motorcycles and continues to lead the sector with its products developed with software technology.
Motorcycle production towards zero carbon target
While Honda aims to achieve the zero carbon target for all motorcycle products in the 2040s as part of its environmental strategies; It also announced that it will continue to develop internal combustion engines. As Honda accelerates its efforts to transition to electric models, regarding the motorcycle, which has become an increasingly important vehicle for city life; continues its efforts to develop internal combustion engines and reduce carbon emissions.
Honda plans to launch more than 2025 electric motorcycle models globally by 10; It aims to increase the annual sales of electric models to 1 million units in the next five years and to 2030 million units by 3,5.
Anticipating that the global motorcycle market will grow, Honda is preparing to launch electric motorcycles that meet different customer needs. Honda plans to launch more than 2025 electric motorcycle models globally by 10; It aims to increase the annual sales of electric models to 1 million units in the next five years, and to 2030 million units by 15, which corresponds to 3,5 percent of its total sales. In this context, Honda focuses on Commuter EVs, Commuter Electric Motorcycles (EM) - Electric Bicycles (EB) and Fun models, and continues its efforts to implement the most suitable products for its customers' mobility needs.
In this direction; Two Commuter EV models are planned to be launched in Asia, Europe and Japan between 2024 and 2025 for individual use. In addition to China, the largest market for Commuter EM and Commuter EB products, which account for more than 50 percent of electric motorcycle sales of approximately 90 million units globally, a total of five compact and affordable products will be launched in Asia, Europe and Japan between 2022 and 2024. model will be on sale. In addition to Commuter EVs, based on the FUN EV platform, Honda will present a total of three large-size FUN EV models in Japan, the USA and Europe between 2024 and 2025. Honda will also introduce the Kids Fun EV model, which is designed to transfer driving pleasure to the next generation.
Battery and software technologies in electric motorcycles
Upgrading the charging infrastructure and standardizing battery specifications is critical to the widespread adoption of electric motorcycles. As part of the development of its charging infrastructure, Honda aims to expand battery sharing and equip electric motorcycle models entirely with solid-state batteries. In this context, a joint venture was established in Indonesia, one of the largest motorcycle markets, to provide battery sharing services for motorcycles using the Mobile Power Pack (MPP) developed by Honda. Also, by the end of this year, Honda's battery sharing center for electric three-wheeled taxis will be operational in India. In the continuation of these studies, it is among Honda's plans to expand its initiatives to expand battery sharing in other Asian countries in the long term.
New collaborations within the scope of electrification strategy
In the transition to electric motorcycle production, inter-brand collaborations come to the fore; Honda in Japan in April 2022; ENEOS Holding and Kawasaki announced the formation of a new company called Gachaco together with Suzuki, Yamaha. With this joint venture company, the infrastructure required for the sharing service of standardized replaceable batteries for electric motorcycles will be developed. The company plans to launch its motorcycle battery-sharing service this fall. On the other hand, while the four major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers have agreed on common specifications for replaceable batteries; Honda has joined the European Replaceable Batteries Motorcycle Consortium (SBMC) and is working on the standardization of replaceable batteries as part of its partnership in India.
In the field of software development, Honda continues its activities with the Drivemode company to create new value in the connected field for electric motorcycle products. Starting with the Commuter EV model, which is planned to go on sale in 2024, Honda will offer the user experience (UX) that constantly enriches the driving quality through connection, such as optimum route options that take into account the remaining range, charging point notification, together with safe driving coaching and after-sales service support features. In addition, a platform will be established in the future where more value will be created not only by connecting motorcycles, but also by connecting a wide range of Honda products.