Suzuki’s 1st e-scooter ‘Burgman’ to launch in India in 2025: Will target the commuter 2-wheeler segment

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Japanese brand, Suzuki has confirmed that it is planning to launch its very first electric scooter in India in 2025. The e-scooter will be aimed at consumers looking to go to schools, offices, and markets. Not only this, Suzuki plans to launch 8 electric two-wheelers by 2030. The brand is 2nd Japanese name after Honda announced its EV plans in India. Honda will be launching the electric Honda Activa by March 2024.

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Suzuki Burgman maxi testing on the road

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Suzuki held a global press release wherein it confirmed that its first e-scooter in India will go official by 2025. While the press release mentions it to be a ‘Motorcycle’, it might be a repercussion of a literal translation. The upcoming EV is mostly an e-scooter, considering the audience Suzuki is targeting.

Suzuki might launch the electric Burgman maxi scooter that has been in the testing phase for a while now. Otherwise, it might bring a mid-size scooter based on Burgman’s electric platform. Burgman has been tested for over 2 years now and has been spotted on public roads as well. The company wants to launch 8 electric two-wheelers by 2030 because it has claimed that 25% of its India line-up with being EVs by FY 2030.

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Suzuki has also been working on larger-capacity bikes running on carbon-neutral fuels. Both Honda and Suzuki are focusing on commuter-specific e-scooters that will cater to city runabouts. High-performance sporty electric two-wheelers are not on their agenda at the moment. When launched, Suzuki Burgman will rival Hero Vida V1, Ola S1, Ather 450 Plus, TVS iQube, and Bajaj Chetak. It will also face tough competition from the Honda Activa Electric which is all set to be launched by March 2024.

Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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