Honda To Launch Its First AWD Scooter By 2024

Published on 8 Jun, 2024, 7:37 AM IST
Updated on 8 Jun, 2024, 7:37 AM IST

Sutanu Guha
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Honda has committed big with its future EVs and has already set aside 10 trillion yen for the same. (Representational Image).

In a move that underscores its commitment to a sustainable mobility future, Honda is set to unveil a groundbreaking new product in Japan by the end of 2024. This upcoming two-wheeler will feature a unique dual Honda Mobile Power Pack (MPP) configuration, marking a significant step forward in the company's electric vehicle (EV) strategy.

What Is The New e-AWD?

While details about the upcoming two-wheeler that is set to launch this year remain scarce, Honda has stated that it will incorporate an innovative electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) system. With power on both wheels, this tech by default will enhance the driving force and enable precise control over power distribution, as has been the case with cars. 

The e-AWD system will reportedly work in tandem with Honda's Motion Management System, a sophisticated stability control system first showcased in 2017 with the company's Riding Assist technology. This system allowed motorcycles to balance independently without rider input, demonstrating Honda's commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation.

The Japanese automotive giant has been aggressively pursuing electrification, with an ambitious goal of transitioning its entire global sales to electric and fuel cell vehicles by the end of the next decade. To achieve this objective, Honda has already set aside a staggering 10 trillion yen in a worldwide EV initiative, which will introduce seven new models across various segments by 2030.

While Honda's electric two-wheeler plans for the Indian market remain undisclosed, reports suggest that the company is exploring a modular platform, codenamed "Platform 'E'," capable of supporting various two-wheelers with different electric drivetrains and body styles. Speculations also indicate that Honda may initially target the commercial space with a fixed-type battery scooter, potentially branded under the "Active Electric" name, before venturing into personal transportation. However, the exact timeline of these upcoming launches is yet to be revealed.

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