Quite a lot of the Indian Two wheeler manufacturers have been bringing in their electric vehicles in the market in a pursuit to get a grasp of the strong movement towards the Ev transformation. Honda as a manufacturer has been hesitant in bringing in a EV in the market evidently because it has a major share of sales in the commuter scooter segment with its Honda Activa as well as the Grazia ,but that might not be the case for long as Honda was spotted testing a electric scooter the Benly E , this time around the test mule was spotted with a full green registration plate.
According to media reports the scooter is registered to Honda Motorcycles and scooters India and is registered in Jayanagar Karnataka Honda new initiate the Honda power pack energy is also located in he same region.
it seems like Honda Power Pack Energy India is testing the battery packs in the Benly e. The imported scooter is powered by Honda Mobile Power Pack lithium-ion batteries. Honda’s new vertical has partnered with various establishments like Hindustan Petrol Corporation Limited and Bengaluru Metro to establish battery swapping stations.
Design of the scooter
The benly e is not your every day scooter from its design its evident its designed keeping the delivery business in id the scooter has been made in such a way that it can be used for the delivery purposes and carry as much cargo as possible. The Benly e scooter was spotted testing in India last year at the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The scooter can carry up to 60 kg of load. It also gets provision to attach a basket at the front apron. The scooter gets LED light, a charging socket, and a digital instrument cluster.
The electric scooter is available with various battery packs and options in the international markets. Honda offers a 2.8 kW electric motor with the base version while the more powerful versions get the 4.2 kW electric motor. All the variants have two swap able 48V batteries. It can serve a purpose in India but would Honda take a chance with it or not is not yet known.