Last month in his end-of-year speech, Honda CEO Takeo Fukui vowed that the Japanese company would release an electric motorcycle in 2010. It's been a few weeks and the import of that announcement has begun to sink in. Honda is the world's largest cycle manufacturer, so an EV wearing the red badge is sure to inspire competition from the other established players. What's more, as one of the world's top automakers and the one that's arguably most concerned with its environmental standing, the elect
It's been a rough couple of weeks at Honda. After pulling out of Formula 1 racing and AMA motorcycle roadracing, the Japanese firm that built its reputation on the race track could stand to use a bit of good news. And, thanks to CEO Takeo Fukui, we can report on just that. Within two years, Honda plans to have a completely electric motorcycle on the market. Sounds great to us.
I swear, The Scooter Scoop and their super-astute reader named Dudel are on fire when it comes to new electric happenings on two wheels. Yesterday, we showed you the Piaggio electric moped which allows pedaling in addition to electric wheel motors in the front and rear wheels. Now, it seems that Honda is getting in the electric scooter game with this new patent. From the cryptic description on the patent, it seems that the rear wheel has a drum brake which is driven by an electric motor. Apparen