In Japan and certain parts of Asia, you might have seen little Honda scooters traversing through some of the busiest streets. Honda's distinguished Cub has been on the roads since 1958.
However, they have one small problem. They are powered by petrol and pollute. But that's going to change. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo announced that they are planning to introduce new models including an electric scooter by 2018.
The Honda EV Cub was showcased as a concept two years ago will now go into production in 2018. Mr Hachigo confirmed the scooter was getting into production during a speech in 2016, and his latest statement confirms that the Cub will be electrified.
Honda wants to bring more electric and/or hybrid two-wheelers. The second electric scooter Hachigo stated will be specially developed to daily service the Japanese post office. It will be recharged at special stations located in each post office and will also have the capability to exchange drained batteries for fully-charged ones.
The Honda Cub has been an essential transport scooter for many especially in developing markets. With the environment under threat from pollution, the move to bring an electric scooter from Honda is indeed a good move.