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Honda announces production of EV-Cub

The EV-Cub is set to enter production and go on sale within the next two years
The EV-Cub is set to enter production and go on sale within the next two years
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Thursday, 25, Feb 2016 03:04

by Joe Jeffrey

Production of electric version of popular Honda Super Cub set to hit the market within two years

Honda has announced production of the EV-Cub, with plans for the bike to hit the market within the next two years.

The news surrounding the release of the bike, an electric version of Honda's super-popular Super Cub motorcycle, has been announced by Honda president and chief executive, Takahiro Hachigo during a press conference in Japan following being revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.

Hachigo said: "We are planning to introduce the EV-CUB, a mass-production model developed based on the EV-CUB Concept electric motorcycle, to the Japanese market about two years from now and then subsequently in main ASEAN countries, which have been the largest market for the Honda Cub Series.

"Building on the Cub models, which have taken deep root in people's everyday lives, we will strive to popularise the EV and reduce CO2 emissions."

Although set for a rollout in Japan only at first, it seems as though the announcement of the production of the EV-Cub couldn't come at a better time for the Asian market, following the rapid rise of road users in Japan creating a huge increase in CO2 emissions from non-electric vechiles, namely two wheelers.

Once launched in Japan, Honda will offer the EV-Cub for sale in additional Asian territories.

Following on from the announcement of the EV-Cub entering production, it also looks likely we will see the original Honda Super Cub receive an update too, as also seen at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.

What do you think? Would you like to see them enter into production for a UK market too? Let us know in the comments below.

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