Electric Honda EV-CUB Arrives in 2018

Honda EV-CUB Concept 7 photos
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News about the all-new electric Cub arrives officially from Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo. During a press conference Mr. Hachigo had in Tokyo, he confirmed Honda's plans to build the EV-CUB, an electrically-powered scooter that will arrive in two years.
You can see what the EV-CUB concept is all about in the photos below, which show what it looked like when it was introduced in 2009 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Honda officials made no mentions as to how much different the mass-production unit will be from the concept.

Even though it was not mentioned during the press conference, some rumors see the Honda Super Cub being given a new guise and launched alongside its electric sibling.

The Super Cub holds a record that will be tough to break, that of being the most produced motorized vehicle in the world. By 2014, around 87 million Super Cubs had been manufactured and sold, in all its versions.

Introduced back in 1958, the Super Cub was sold in mind-boggling quantities, being made in no less than 15 countries around the world. It is also one of the best-selling motorcycles in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries and a classic, ageless two-wheeler that left its mark on the industry.

Has reviving the iconic Honda models become a priority?

Honda is expected to revamp the model and launch a new Super Cub generation worldwide. And by the looks of things, the company has big plans for some of their legendary models, with the Super Cub and the Gold Wing being only two of the bikes that will receive massive updates in the not-so-distant future.

If Honda manages to equip the electric version of the Super Cub with a decent battery pack and motor that offer a good range and performance, we might see the EV-CUB sales take flight and follow into the steps of the original model. Honda obviously has the resources to engineer and deliver awesome electric bikes, but it remains to be seen how eager they are to do this.
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