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Old 13th October 2021, 12:23   #1
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Default Honda India could launch an electric scooter in FY22-23

Honda is planning to enter the electric two-wheeler segment in India. The company is aiming to launch an electric scooter in FY22-23.

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While Honda has not shared any specific details regarding its electric scooter for the Indian market, the bike maker could be planning to introduce the BENLY e in India. It is an electric scooter developed by Honda Motor Japan for commercial use. It was spied testing at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) earlier this year.

At this moment, it is not clear whether Honda will launch the BENLY e or its electric scooter for India will be an entirely new model.

When launched, Honda’s electric scooter is expected to compete with the TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak and the likes.

Source: ET Auto

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I, for one, sincerely hope that its NOT the Benly e.

For the electric vehicles to really capture mass market, they need to look right first and fit in. Mass market can find this one either too funky or too downmarket.

Curious to know what others think.
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BENLY e was unveiled by Honda at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019. The report says that this was primarily designed for commercial use.

Let us hope for a tweaked version of this EV for private use. Going by history, Suzuki had not tweaked the commercial Suzuki Carry (ST-40) mini truck (1979-85). It was passed on as the Maruti Van/Omni here in 1985 with its commercial trappings including the stiff rear leaf springs.

Only hope Honda does not repeat the Suzuki Carry story with the BENLY e.

The good part of the news is that Honda also intends to export the two wheelers from India to its other markets.

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