Upcoming electric scooters in India 2023: Honda Activa E, Burgman Electric, Yamaha Neo, and more

The Indian automotive calendar is always packed given the country’s growing economy and its consequential interest in investing in comfortable modes of personal transport. However, in the past couple of years, the Indian automotive space is being fed with a plethora of electric vehicles which in these times of high fuel prices are a welcome shift. The shift in the spectrum has also brought in a strong interest in electric scooters which now seem to be the right choice, offering a balance of reasonable initial investment as well as low running costs. We have rounded up a list of upcoming electric scooters in India that will soon pop up on your list next to the likes of the Ather 450, Ola S1 Pro, Bajaj Chetak, Bounce Infinity E1, and TVS i-Qube.

Upcoming electric scooters in India

Here’s a quick look at the upcoming electric scooters that are expected to launch in India soon.

1. Honda Activa Electric

Honda Activa electric teaser

Over the past decade, Honda has managed to amass huge popularity among Indians with its Activa lineup of scooters. Seeing the rapid growth of the electric two-wheeler space, Honda is now expected to bring an electric version of Activa to the market in 2023. While the details related to its powertrain are unknown at this point in time, we can expect the Activa Electric to sport a similar design and chassis to the Activa 6G and Activa 125. The two-wheeler could debut as Honda Activa E which is likely to feature a battery-swapping technology, as spotted at ARAI, Pune. The company recently teased an image with Activa’s silhouette and ‘Coming Soon’ text which hints towards an electrified version of Activa might be in the works.

Expected launch in India: September 2023
Expected price in India: Rs 1.10 lakh

2. TVS Creon

TVS Creon

After launching the iQube series in India, TVS Creon is said to be the next electric two-wheeler from the company that could be unveiled in 2023. The vehicle was first teased during the Auto Expo 2018. The TVS Creon will reportedly offer a range of 80km per charge and make its way from 0 to 60km in about 5.1 seconds. The electric scooter is likely to target youth with its sporty and futuristic design.

Expected launch in India: October 2023
Expected price in India: Rs 1.20 lakh

3. Suzuki Burgman Street Electric

Suzuki Burgman Electric scooter
Suzuki Burgman (for representation)

Suzuki is expected to enter the electric scooter market by bringing the Burgman Street Electric. The two-wheeler will be a rehashed version of the ICE counterpart and may rock a similar design language, which includes a bulky front and a slim back tail. Burgman Street Electric may reportedly pack a lithium-ion battery with fast charging that can generate power up to 4Kw. It may also come in the same colour options as the ICE-based Burgman which are red, black, and blue.

Expected launch in India: February 2023
Expected price in India: Rs 1.20 lakh

4. Gogoro 2 series

Gogoro 2 series

A couple of electric scooters from the Taiwanese electric vehicle startup, Gogoro are expected to launch in 2023 and the Gogoro 2 series will be among them. As for the specifications, the highest-end model of Gogoro 2 may offer a range of 170km on a single charge along with 7kW of power output from its electric motor. Other than that, a great set of smart features could also be in place such as a visually appealing dynamic dashboard, weather detection for adjusting the torque, reverse mode, and more.

Expected launch in India: February 2023
Expected price in India: Rs 1.50 lakh

5. Yamaha Neo’s e-scooters

The famous Japanese automaker will now dive into the EV space with its Neo’s scooter brand. The company introduced two new electric scooters whose full launch is expected to go underway next year. The Yamaha Neo electric scooters are said to be equivalent to 50cc and 125cc ICE models and may deliver a sporty styling, practicality and good performance. The electric two-wheelers are likely to derive the new e-scooter from the E01 and E02 concepts from 2019. The E01 is the larger of the two and is expected to deliver performance similar to a 125cc scooter.

Yamaha Neo

The scooter might adopt a maxi-scooter styling and could end up being called the EMAX. The E02 will be the smaller one of the two and will deliver performance similar to a 50cc scooter. Both the scooters are expected to be belt-driven by a BLDC motor paired to a removable Li-ion battery pack.

Expected launch in India: Late 2023
Expected price in India: Rs 2.50 lakh

6. Hero Electric AE 75

Hero Electric Optima CX (for representation)

Hero Electric is said to come up with a slew of electric scooters in 2023. Among those is the AE 75, which was showcased back in 2020 during the Auto Expo. The vehicle may flaunt a slim and lightweight design while carrying all the basic and necessary features of an electric scooter. While the specifications have not been made official, the AE 75 is expected to have a range of 80km on a single charge, with top speeds of up to 55kmph. Apart from the basic black and white colours, the EV may also come in a flashy red colour variant.

Expected launch in India: March 2023
Expected price in India: Rs 80,000

7. BMW CE 04


BMW Motorrad recently showcased the BMW CE 04 premium electric scooter in India. While the pricing details have not been revealed, the CE 04 may turn out to be India’s most expensive electric scooter when it officially debuts in 2023. The EV stands out from all the other e-scooters on the market with its distinctive design and body language. Apart from that, the BMW CE 04 packs in an 8.9kWh battery pack, which is claimed to provide a range of 130km on a single charge. The vehicle can go from 0 to 50kmph in just 2.6 seconds and has a claimed top speed of up to 120 kmph.

Expected launch in India: Late 2023
Expected price in India: Rs 10 lakhs+

8. Honda EM1

Honda EM1

Honda EM1 is an electric moped with a fairly slim construction. Showcased during the EICMA 2022 held in Milan in late 2022, the vehicle could make its way to the Indian market sometime in 2023. One of the key highlighting features of the electric scooter is the easy removal of the battery which the company has termed it as Honda Mobile Power Pack. Besides that, it is claimed to deliver a range of 40km on a single charge which is where the removable batteries could come into play for long commutes. A front LCD display is also said to be present to show crucial information and stats related to the scooter.

Expected launch in India: Late 2023
Expected price in India: Rs 90,000

List of upcoming electric scooters 2023: launch, price

Activa Electric ScooterSeptember 2023Rs 1.10 lakh
TVS CreonOctober 2023Rs 1.20 lakh
Suzuki Burgman Street ElectricFebruary 2023Rs 1.20 lakh
Gogoro 2 seriesFebruary 2023Rs 1.50 lakh
Yamaha Neo’s e-scootersLate 2023Rs 2.50 lakh
Hero Electric AE 75March 2023Rs 80,000
BMW CE 04Late 2023Rs 10 lakhs+
Honda EM1Late 2023Rs 90,000