It’s no secret that Honda’s been working on an electric scooter in the past year, but up until now, we didn’t know much about it or when it was going to be released. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, an affiliate of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., called Striemo, will be producing an electric micromobility product within the next year. Micromobility refers to short trips to work, to the suburbs, or across a university campus. Honda Jumps on the Electric Scooter Bandwagon
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Honda is known for its cars and motorcycles, but the company is now entering the electric scooter market. The move comes as part of a partnership with Striemo, a subsidiary of Honda. The new product will be an electric micromobility product. Micromobility refers to short trips to work, to the suburbs, or across a university campus. Honda is betting that the electric scooter market will continue to grow in popularity. The company is also hoping to tap into a new customer base with this product. Time will tell if Honda’s gamble pays off. What are your thoughts on electric scooters? What do you think about Honda’s entry into the market? Let us know in the comments below!
It’s official – Honda is jumping on the electric scooter bandwagon. The company’s subsidiary, Striemo, will be producing an electric micromobility product. Micromobility refers to short trips to work, to the suburbs, or across a university campus. This is a growing market, and Honda is hoping to get a piece of the pie.
They’re entering at just the right time: if recent reports are accurate, Chinese e-scooter sales are expected to grow from 12 million in 2018 to 220 million by 2020. With 220 million e-scooters available for purchase in China alone, it’s easy to see why Honda would want a part of that action. But they’ll have their work cut out for them as they try to compete with firms like Xiaomi, who can afford to sell their products at much lower prices. Some analysts even believe this will be the next iPhone moment in tech, referring to when Apple disrupted the mobile phone industry with its groundbreaking device.
Honda enters the game
electric scooter market. Striemo’s subsidiary will produce an electric micromobility product. Micromobility refers to short trips to work, to the suburbs, or across a university campus.This is a huge move for Honda, and it shows that they’re serious about electric vehicles. This could be big for the environment and for Honda’s bottom line. It might also prompt other companies to follow suit in the near future. But there are downsides: it’ll take time for this trend to change cities’ perceptions of their mobility options, and not everyone can afford these kinds of products. But as long as more people opt for these products instead of cars, we’re one step closer to solving some major environmental problems like congestion and pollution.
Though electric scooters are all the rage, they come with a host of challenges. First and foremost, they must be affordable in order to compete with traditional scooters and bikes. Additionally, they need to be durable enough to stand up to regular use, as well as weather and terrain conditions. Plus, they have to be easy to ride and maintain. Finally, Honda will need to create a robust infrastructure for charging and servicing these scooters. They have chosen not to work with an existing partner but instead develop their own expertise in this area. For example, in Europe most electric vehicles are serviced by garages that specialize only in cars or only in motorcycles. These don’t exist yet for e-scooters; so until they do, some people worry that lack of knowledge about e-scooters could lead to a service gap between owners and dealerships/garages.
As Honda enters the electric scooter market, they join a number of other companies who have seen the potential in this mode of green transportation. Electric scooters are emissions-free, quiet, and can help reduce congestion and pollution in cities. They are also a fun and convenient way to get around. With Honda’s backing, we can expect to see even more innovation in this space. One example is that they may be able to provide low-cost options for people living in dense urban areas.
There are many advantages to getting an electric scooter as opposed to a car. For one, you won’t need expensive insurance or registration fees – and it will cost you less money every day for gas! Plus, riding an electric scooter is much better for the environment than driving a car!
It seems like there is no question about it: micromobility will continue its trend of growing over time. If you’re interested in starting your own business or investing in micromobility startups, now might be the time!