Honda SC e: e-scooter concept unveiled

At the Japan Mobility Show, also known as the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda has officially introduced the SC e: electric scooter concept. While bearing some resemblance to the EM 1e: e-scooter available in European markets, the SC e: concept appears to be one size larger. Key details revealed by Honda indicate that the SC e: concept is equipped with two removable battery packs, each boasting an approximate capacity of 1.3kWh, resulting in a combined capacity of approximately 2.6kWh.

There is some speculation that a production version of this scooter might be the much-anticipated Honda Active electric. We however have our doubts.

Despite the limited mechanical information disclosed at this stage, the SC e: showcases fundamental features including a telescopic fork/monoshock suspension setup and a combination of disc and drum brakes. Observers noted that the wheels at both ends appear to be uniform in size, likely 12-inch units.

Honda’s press release has not provided explicit plans for series production of the SC e: concept. However, the company has articulated its commitment to pursuing carbon neutrality within the motorcycle segment, particularly focusing on commuter motorcycles.

At the front, the SC e: concept boasts headlamps integrated between daytime running lights (DRLs) and incorporates blue accents to underscore its electric vehicle (EV) nature. Additional noteworthy elements include a single-piece seat and a flat footboard. The battery pack is positioned beneath the seat, potentially impacting storage space. While designed to accommodate a digital instrument cluster, this feature was not installed in the showcased concept.

Honda has introduced an innovative feature with the SC e: concept, referred to as the “Mobile Power Pack.” This feature comprises two swappable batteries. Although specific details regarding speed and range remain undisclosed, Honda is optimistic about the scooter’s performance. The concept also includes a rear-mounted motor, telescopic front suspension, and a single rear shock absorber. Braking is managed by a front disc brake and a rear drum brake.