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Check out new spy shots of the Honda Benly e-scooter

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  • The Honda Benly e has made an appearance yet again in a new leak
  • We’re also getting a good look at the vehicle’s registration details
  • Honda hasn’t mentioned a launch date for the e-scooter yet

With Honda expected to launch up to 10 e-scooters and electric motorcycles by 2025, it’s no surprise that India features prominently in the company’s plans. We’ve come across reports detailing the Japanese automaker’s intentions to release the recently unveiled Benly e range of e-scooters in India. We’re now getting more information on this front, thanks to a couple of spy shots of the vehicle captured in Bengaluru.

The leak comes courtesy of Rushlane, with the publication obtaining the registration details of the e-scooter. This is perhaps the best indication we have about the Honda Benly e’s imminent arrival in India. The vehicle appears registered with the RTO in South Bangalore and is known simply as “Honda Motorcycle and Scooter.”

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Honda is using a different approach for the Benly e as compared to other e-scooter manufacturers. Based on the design of the vehicle, it’s clear that this would be targeted towards logistics, such as home delivery services. There’s no pillion seat on the Benly e, which limits its audience to a certain extent. Thankfully, Honda has a handful of conventional electric scooters on the horizon, so customers should have plenty of options a year or two from now.

The Honda Benly e lineup features swappable batteries

One of the highlights of the Benly e range of e-scooters is the swappable batteries, also known as Honda Power Pack. This allows riders to swap out their batteries rather than wait for the e-scooter to recharge. Honda will also need to ensure it has sufficient outlets across key cities for battery exchange/replenishment.

There are four variants in the Benly e lineup, divided into Benly e I and the Benly e II and their respective ‘Pro’ variants. The standard Benly e II and the Benly e II Pro include a bulkier body which in turn provides better load-bearing capacity over the Benly e I models.

Customers can expect around 87 km of range from the Benly e I and the e1 Pro, whereas the Benly e II and the e II Pro should be able to run for 87 km using the onboard battery, while the two Benly e II models can only run for 43 km.

Source: Rushlane

 

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