Yamaha, the Japanese two-wheeler company, is working on an all-new electric vehicle platform for India and other global markets. However, the company’s investments in electric mobility in India will depend on the government’s clear road map on e-mobility and stable policy.
Yamaha Motor India group chairman Motofumi Shitara conveyed that a team of experts in Japan is focusing on developing an EV platform for India and other markets in the world.
He also informed that the brand has been working with Gogoro and has been manufacturing electric vehicles in Taiwan for the last two years. “So, the technology and the expertise to develop and manufacture EV models are in already in place,” he added.
He also stressed that common people can only accept EVs if there is proper availability of charging stations, battery production and swapping infrastructure. “So once all the aforementioned factors are addressed by the government, we will not only introduce but also manufacture EV models in India.”
Yamaha also recently launched Fascino 125 Fi Hybrid scooter. This is the company’s first step towards entering the EV space in the Indian market. The Fascino 125 Fi Hybrid comes with an electric power assist. Shitara added it is just one of many technological advancements and milestones in the field of electric mobility by Yamaha.
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