Yamaha EC-05 Electric Scooter
The Japanese brand is conducting a feasibility study on EVs at present

Yamaha has stated that it might launch an electric 2-wheeler within the next couple of years in India since it firmly believes that electric vehicles are the future.

The Japanese 2-wheeler major is, at present, evaluating the electric mobility ecosystem in India. This was revealed by Yamaha Motor India Senior Vice President (Sales) Ravinder Singh.

“We are conducting a feasibility study on EVs (Electric Vehicles) and are trying to understand the market requirements as well as the government’s road map on EVs. We might introduce electric vehicles in India in next couple of years,” Singh stated.

Electric vehicles are the future of automobile sector and have a very high potential in the long term, he said and added that Yamaha’s belief is that the success of electric products would depend upon charging infrastructure, vehicle cost and customer acceptance.

Further, the senior vice president at Yamaha India elaborated about the challenges of building an electric infrastructure. He stated that charging stations need to be set up, batteries need to be produced at a fast rate, while battery swapping stations need to be looked into as well.

However, Yamaha electric 2-wheeler launch could be possible very soon if the brand brings its EC-05 electric scooter to India. The scooter was launched in Taiwan last year after the Japanese major joined hands with Gogoro to develop EVs.

However, if Yamaha wants to grab a big chunk of the growing electric 2-wheeler space, then it should also look at launching electric motorcycles along with electric scooters so as to be highly competitive.

Yamaha Electric 2-Wheeler

  • Yamaha might introduce electric 2-wheelers in two years’ time
  • Brand is currently conducting a feasibility study
  • Says success of its EVs would depend on cost, infrastructure
The bikemaker believes electric vehicles have huge potential