Suzuki’s first electric scooter to be launched in India in FY2025

    Suzuki is also working on carbon neutral fuels to be used in its larger capacity bikes.

    Published On Jan 30, 2023 12:41:00 PM

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    Suzuki has announced that it will be introducing its first electric scooter in India by FY2025. 

    1. Suzuki EV will be a commuter-centric product
    2. Suzuki expects that 25 percent of its India line-up will be EV by FY2030
    3. Up to 8 electric two-wheeler models to launch by FY2030

    Suzuki EV two-wheeler India launch: commuter-oriented offering

    A global press release from Suzuki states that its maiden electric two-wheeler product for India will be the equivalent of a “small to midsize motorcycle that will be used for daily transportation such as commuting to work, school or shopping”.

    While the release uses the word motorcycle, we expect this could be down to language translation and that the first product will in fact be an electric scooter. In fact, we broke the story that Suzuki was working on a specially designed electric scooter for India, which was due to launch in 2020. However, that was before the pandemic and the company’s plans clearly changed.  

    Suzuki has been testing an electrified Burgman scooter, which has been spotted on numerous occasions over the past two years and it is quite possible that this will be its first EV. 

    As of now, Honda is the only other Japanese manufacturer that has outlined its plans to launch an electric two-wheeler in India in the form of the Activa electric in 2024. Common to both these electric Japanese offerings is the focus on being oriented towards being effortless daily runabouts rather than being sporty, performance-focused offerings. 

    In other motorcycle-specific news, the Hamamatsu-based marque also revealed that it is looking into adopting carbon-neutral fuels for its larger-capacity bikes. 

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    Suzuki Burgman Street EX review: EXtra comfort?

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    Raghuveer M - 391 days ago

    Suzuki is always late comer

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