HMSI announced that the company is open to partner with rivals to develop electric mobility solutions.
HMSI (Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India) stated that the company is open to collaborating with its rivals such as Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor Company to figure out electric mobility solutions for India. The company plans to tackle the challenges related to charging infrastructure.
This idea has been inspired by the similar joint initiative done by Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki. They have decided to collaborate in the area of electric vehicles battery and swapping.
Anyhow, no serious developments have been made by HMSI. The company is yet to make any formal proposals. Minoru Kato, President and CEO of HMSI said that collaborations are possible at the areas of battery swapping and charging infrastructure. He also added that 2025 is too early for having 100% electric lineup.
Venu Srinivasan, TVS Motor company’s chairman said that forcing unrealistic deadline for mass adoption of electric two and three-wheeler vehicles will risk derailing auto-manufacturing in India.
Honda Electric Bike
– HMSI open to collaborate with its rivals for developing electric bikes
– The company plans to tackle the challenges related to charging infrastructure
– Honda yet to make any formal proposals