to realise carbon neutrality for all of its motorcycle products during the
2040s, as the primary focus of environmental strategies for motorcycle
business, Honda will accelerate electrification of its motorcycle models, while
also continuing to advance ICE (internal combustion engines).
plans to introduce 10 or more electric motorcycle models globally by 2025 and
aims to increase annual sales of electric models to 1 million units within the
next five years, and 3.5 million units (equivalent to 15% of total unit sales)
as of 2030.
the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, Honda will continue to lead the
industry in this “era of carbon neutrality” by continuing to offer the “joy of
riding” with its electric motorcycles and by offering products with new value
by leveraging the high level of compatibility of software technology and
aims to realise carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities
Honda is involved in by 2050. Honda held a press briefing regarding its
motorcycle business initiatives, presented by Kohei Takeuchi (Director,
Executive Vice President and Representative Executive Officer) and Yoshishige
Nomura (Managing Officer).
accommodate a variety of uses and needs of customers around the world, Honda
offers a wide range of motorcycle products, from small commuter models to large
fun models, which are used globally in both emerging and advanced countries. In
emerging nations, especially, there is high demand for motorcycles, mainly
commuter models, as a lifeline of people in their everyday life; however,
popularization of electric models faces challenges such as heavier vehicle
weight and higher prices. Also, demand for electric models depends largely on
government incentives, regulations and availability of charging infrastructure
in each respective market.
these circumstances, Honda will accelerate the electrification of motorcycles
as the primary focus of environmental strategies for motorcycle business, while
also continuing to advance ICE, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality for all of
its motorcycle products during the 2040s. Moreover, Honda will continue to lead
the industry at the forefront of its environmental initiatives.
order to realize carbon neutrality while accommodating the wide range of
customer needs and usage environments unique to motorcycles, Honda continues
its initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions from ICE models, while also developing
models compatible with carbon neutral fuels such as gasoline-ethanol blends. To
be more specific, in addition to Brazil where flex-fuel (E100)*1 motorcycle
models are already available, Honda plans to introduce flex-fuel models in
India, as well, one of the major motorcycle markets. The plan is to first
introduce flex-fuel (E20) models beginning in 2023, and flex-fuel (E100) models
in 2025. (Gasoline-ethanol blend fuel. Various blend rates are available, from
100% gasoline to 100% ethanol. E100 is
100% ethanol, while E20 is 20% ethanol).
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