After the world, it will be Japanese who will develop a feasible battery technology, This is a turning point for Japanese Electric Bikes industry
After the world has done its share of bidding for developing and testing of new technologies for electric two-wheelers, its time for Japanese electric bikes makers to step into the game. The four giants of Japan, viz. Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha have joined hands with a mind to develop a battery technology which will be standardized among these manufacturers.
There are at least a dozen of Indian startups who are working to get things right for the electrification of Indian two-wheeler market. Every other startup is coming up with its own innovative ideas for accelerating the growth of electric bikes and scooters in India.
But what these behemoths will do is, they will develop a unique solution to the problem of range anxiety. The brainstorm will be done on new battery technology, swappable batteries, standard fast charging infrastructure, and more.
As every rider knows that the biggest plus point of a petrol-powered motorcycle is, you can take it anywhere. And this is without being anxious about the source of fuel. There are countless petrol stations available in and out of the cities. You can ride to the city 300 km away with just a full tank of fuel.
This is not the case with electric vehicles. They have a limited range which is good for intracity rides. But when it comes to highway riding or long distance touring, you have to plan it rigorously and might have to take an extra battery pack (only if the battery is swappable). This consortium of brands will develop a unified solution for this problem.
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