Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha set up a consortiumApril 9, 2019
Nowadays, electric motorcycles are very popular and attract attention. We are watching the development of electrical engineering, while most continue to drive cars / motorcycles with ICE.
KTM launches the electric Freeride E-XC, Harley-Davidson LiveWire, and Honda is also trying out different concepts. In general, large manufacturers are not too active in the market of electrocycles – everything is kept on startups. The electric motorcycle market is relatively sluggish.
The Japanese giants Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha created a consortium to pursue development in one direction. A good initiative that can make small producers nervous. Information is not very much. We can say for sure that the Japanese four want to create a single standard for batteries, charging technologies, charging stations.
“The proliferation of electric motorcycles requires addressing important issues related to cruising distance and charging time, replacing batteries is now the most effective solution,” said Noriaki Abe, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. “We will hold various discussions in the consortium regarding motorcycle production and contribute to the implementation of a low-carbon society through electric motorcycles.”
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