Business | May 21

Honda electric motorcycles for sale to general public

TOKYO, May 21 (NOJ) - Honda announced that it will start selling electric motorcycles to the general public for the first time in Japan.

Honda's electric motorcycle "EM1e" can run about 50 kilometers on a full charge in 6 hours, and can be purchased for about 200,000 yen using subsidies from the national and local governments.

Honda has sold battery-powered motorcycles for commercial use so far, but this is the first for personal use.

Honda plans to sell 3,000 units a year. The company is aiming to introduce more than 10 models of electric motorcycles by 2025.

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