This is probably Honda’s most important reveal as it’s Big H’s first serious electric production bike. Only to be sold in Asia, at least initially, it solves the problem of range anxiety by using quick-swappable battery packs. The idea is that filling stations will keep a reserve of fully-charged packs, so riders can swing by, switch out their batteries – for a refuelling fee – and ride off again. No waiting to recharge or searching for a socket.
Another new PCX scooter – the PCX Hybrid – is also set for production next year. It’s a halfway-house that combines an electric motor with a petrol engine, boosting performance and economy.