In the process of achieving its 2025 targets (10 new electric models by 2025), Honda is launching three electric models in China. These are derivatives of Honda Super Cub, Honda Dax and Honda Zoomer. These electric models are now called Cub:e, Dax:e and Zoomer:e respectively. Honda has already announced that these models will not come to Japan, so maybe we shouldn’t expect them in Europe either.
Honda markets these electric models as the ideal form of transportation for ‘Generation Z’. In other words, people born between 1997 and 2012. The truth is that the models are, in principle, still not the electric motorcycle that Honda has been promising for some time. In China, they fall into a category known as EB. Which stands for Electric Bicycle. Which is similar to the light mopeds known in the Netherlands (up to 25 km / h). Especially now from 1 January it is also mandatory to wear an approved helmet on mopedsthis market does not seem very attractive for Honda in the Netherlands.
In addition, Honda does not say a word about cooperation with third parties, or a replaceable battery system. Although there was a lot of discussion about this two years ago. At that time, luckily, not to mention Piaggio and KTM, when those plans also existed. This still holds that the major brands, with the exception of a few mopeds and minicrossers, still seem to have difficulty making an electric motorcycle. Honda is also keeping quiet about a possible electric motor. However, they indicate that they will definitely have five electric vehicles in the EB category and the EM category before 2024. The latter represents an Electric Moped, or a standard scooter suitable for an AM driving license. Honda indicates that some of these five models must come to Europe.