The TVS iQube electric scooter also uses a similar hub motor setup.
Honda has patented a hub motor design that could be used on its upcoming electric scooter in India.
The patent drawings reveal a pretty conventional design with a double-sided swingarm with twin shock absorbers and an in-wheel motor. It is said to be one of the most cost-effective solutions for electric propulsion in e-scooters. The TVS iQube also uses a similar setup.
Honda seems to have used a representative image of an electric scooter in the patent filing. Interestingly, it borrows a few components from the Activa 6G. These include the handlebar shroud and the front wheel. While the rest of the panels are new, they may not represent the final design of the e-scooter.
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