Honda, the leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India, is gearing up to enter the electric scooter segment with its Activa Electric. The Activa Electric is expected to be launched in March 2024, and will be Honda’s first electric offering for the Indian market. Here are some of the key features and specifications that you can expect from the upcoming e-scooter.
Design and Features
The Activa Electric is likely to use the existing platform of the Activa 125 and the Activa 6G, which are the best-selling scooters in India. So, expect the same chassis, with changes to accommodate the new powertrain. The design of the Activa Electric may also resemble the current Activa models, with some minor tweaks and updates to give it a modern and futuristic look.
Activa Electric may come with a digital instrument cluster, LED headlight and tail light, alloy wheels, disc brake, and a side stand indicator. It may also offer some smart features, such as Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone app, navigation, remote locking, and geo-fencing.
Battery and Performance
Battery and performance details of the Activa Electric are not yet revealed by Honda, but we can expect it to be a mid-range vehicle with a fixed battery pack. The battery capacity may be around 2.9 kWh, which could offer a range of around 100 km on a single charge. The charging time may be around 4 hours using a standard charger, and around 1 hour using a fast charger.
The Activa Electric may have a swingarm mounted motor, similar to the Hero Vida V1, which could deliver a power output of around 6 kW and a torque output of around 20 Nm. The top speed of the Activa Electric may be around 78 kmph, and the acceleration may be around 0-40 kmph in 4 seconds.
Price and Availability
The Activa Electric is set to debut around March 2024, and is expected to be priced at Rs 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom). This may make it one of the most affordable electric scooters in India, compared to its rivals like the TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak, Ather 450X, and Ola S1 Pro.
Activa Electric may be available in multiple colour options, such as white, black, red, blue, and silver. It may also come with a warranty of 3 years or 50,000 km, whichever is earlier, for the battery and the motor.
The booking process for the Activa Electric may start a few months before the launch, and the buyers may have to register on the official Honda website and verify their mobile number with an OTP. The booking amount may be around Rs 5,000, which may be refundable in case of cancellation.
The Activa Electric is a highly anticipated electric scooter from Honda, which may leverage the popularity and trust of the Activa brand in India. The Activa Electric may offer a decent performance, range, and features, at a competitive price, and may appeal to a large segment of buyers who are looking for a reliable and eco-friendly alternative to petrol scooters. Activa Electric may also benefit from Honda’s extensive service network and battery swapping stations, which may enhance the convenience and customer satisfaction.