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Honda Activa Electric: Electrifying The Iconic Scooter – What To Expect?

The iconic Honda Activa is getting an electric makeover! Let’s dive into what we know so far about the upcoming Honda Activa Electric, including its expected design, range, and features. Will it have a swappable battery? How fast will it go? Find out what to expect from this electrifying evolution of a beloved scooter.

Edited By : Auto Desk | Mar 27, 2024 19:31 IST
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Honda Activa

Japanese manufacturer Honda has its reliable Activa as the highest-selling scooter in the country, thanks to its convenience, efficiency, and practicality. While Activa continues to be the undisputed segment leader, the expected upcoming launch of its electric avatar has been creating a huge buzz among enthusiasts for a while now. Revealing its EV roadmap for the Indian market last year, the brand confirmed that it will be launching two electric scooters in the country in 2024. 

The highly-anticipated Honda Activa Electric will make a splash, marking a significant step forward for the Activa brand and expanding its presence in the scooter segment. While Honda has not officially confirmed the exact launch date for Activa Electric, several reports say a potential rollout is expected this year. While we anxiously await the electrified Activa’s launch, here’s what we know so far and what to expect from the electric version of the highly popular scooter.

Expected Design

To retain the iconic Activa design, the electric version will likely adopt contemporary elements so that nostalgia meets innovation. To ensure rider comfort, the Activa Electric is likely to have a fully digital instrument cluster that will display essential information like battery level, range and speed.

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Expected Range

Honda Activa is a fuel-efficient and reliable daily urban commute friend of families, college students and office-goers. The Activa Electric is expected to offer a practical range of around 100km on a single charge, catering to this typical city use. It could also come equipped with a regenerative braking system, which recharges the battery while braking, thereby extending the battery range.

Expected Top Speed

For riders looking for an electric two-wheeler for navigating through the city traffic or those simply seeking a leisurely ride on the weekends, the Honda Activa Electric will be a good choice. The EV is expected to hit a top speed of 50kmph.

Expected Technology

The Activa EV will reportedly be equipped with a robust electric motor which will provide agile acceleration while cruising through the city traffic. Furthermore, it could also feature a swappable battery system which minimises downtime and offers more convenience to riders.

Expected Features and Rivals

The Honda Activa Electric is expected to get features like LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, sufficient storage space and more. To carve a niche for itself in the electric two-wheeler segment, the EV will have to compete against the likes of Ola S1, TVS iQube, Ather 450X, and Bajaj Chetak Electric.

Expected Price

The pricing for the existing Honda Activa 6G ranges between Rs 76,234 and Rs 82,734 

(ex-showroom). The electric version is expected to carry a competitive price tag between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom). Budget-conscious electric scooter enthusiasts may find the Activa Electric appealing.

Expected Launch

There has been no word from Honda regarding the launch timeline yet. However, industry insiders are anticipating the launch of Honda Activa Electric between late 2024 and early 2025.

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First published on: Mar 27, 2024 07:31 PM IST

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