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Statement from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) on 2W EV Road Map in India

Updated: June 26, 2019, 11:27 AM IST

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has issued the following statement on 2-wheeler Electric Vehicles Road Map in India.

Honda's 2030 vision is to Serve people worldwide with the "joy of expanding their life's potential" - Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. In line with this vision we echo Government's efforts towards a greener and cleaner tomorrow.

"Globally, Honda has an experience of developing & selling Electric Two Wheelers for over 25 years. Due to multiple factors including vehicle cost, riding performance, range and infrastructure, customers' adoption of EV is still a major challenge."

The industry needs more time to stabilize after BS-VI changeover before we take the next step of moving from IC Engine technology, especially considering Indian customer requirement of higher daily commuting distance and price consciousness.

Honda requests a well laid out plan jointly prepared by Government, Industry and all concerned stakeholders looking at the aspects of air pollution, energy security, cost of technology, availability of raw materials & Infrastructure while addressing employment impact to increase stepwise penetration of Electric Vehicles.

DISCLAIMER: This information is published as per the press release sent to us. It has not been verified or ratified by OVERDRIVE.

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