Honda EV-CUB To Be Manufactured By 2018 In Japan

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Honda Motorcycles realises that electric vehicles are the future of mobility and transport around the world. Recently, the two-wheeler giant showcased the EV-CUB model at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi. The manufacturer will now begin production of the EV-CUB by 2018.

Takahiro Hachigo, President and CEO of Honda, recently confirmed production of the EV-CUB. Initially, the electric model will be manufactured and sold exclusively in Japan. The EV-CUB will then be introduced in several major ASEAN countries in the due course of time.

EV-CUB was showcased for the very first time at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 2009. Since then, Honda has updated the model and the EV-CUB concept is in its second avatar. Last year, Honda showcased a close to production version of the EV-CUB electric scooter.

The Cub and Super Cub scooter by Honda was extremely popular when launched. Production of these models began in 1952 and was among the most mass produced two-wheeler of its time. Honda will use the popularity of both products to support its EV-CUB model.

Global warming is a major concern and several nation leaders are looking for alternatives. Electric vehicles are a positive step for a sustainable future. The CO2 and other poisonous gases emitted from vehicles can be avoided and will offer a cleaner and greener Earth for the next generation.

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Story first published: Monday, February 29, 2016, 13:43 [IST]
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