Two Wheeler Brands In India: Top 9 Two-wheeler Brands In India In October 2022: From Hero Motocorp To Ola Electric

Two Wheeler Brands In India: Top 9 Two-wheeler Brands In India In October 2022: From Hero Motocorp To Ola Electric

Two Wheeler Brands In India: With the holiday season over, two-wheeler manufacturers will begin to release their performance data in October 2022. A number of manufacturers introduced limited-edition versions and various promotional deals to increase sales. They helped in what way?

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Hero Motocorp reclaimed first place in October 2022, surpassing Honda, which had finished with the highest sales the month before in September. TVS comes in third, ahead of Bajaj, Suzuki, Royal Enfield, and Bajaj. The list does omit several companies, such as Yamaha, but these will be added as soon as they become known.

1. Hero Motocorp will sell 4,54,582 units by October 2022. The 2022 holiday season saw a 20% gain for Hero Motocorp. In October 2022, it sold 4,54,582 units in total. The 32-day festival season that corresponds to the 2022 holiday season runs from the first day of Navratri to the day after Bhai Dooj.

2. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI): 449,391 units in October 2022 Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India announced that the company retailed a total of 4,49,391 units during the festive period. To bolster the sales momentum HMSI launched special discount offers for specific models and special edition models of the Honda Shine Celebration Edition and the Honda Activa 6G Premium Edition.

3. TVS Motor Company: 3,60,288 units in October 2022 Constantly reviving and renewing its product line-up, TVS Motor Company registered a 2% growth during the festive period with 3,60,288 units retailed.

A new, high-end TVS Raider 125 commuter motorcycle with a new TFT instrument cluster that allows Bluetooth connectivity was just released by the manufacturer.

To bolster the sales momentum ahead of the festivities, TVS also launched the Celebration edition of the Jupiter scooter. The RTR 180 and RTR 160 Racers Choice models were also launched by the manufacturer a little earlier then.

4. Bajaj Auto: 3,41,903 units in October 2022 Just like TVS, Bajaj has also been on a reviving spree with its Pulsar line-up. However, in October 2022, the manufacturer retailed a total of 3,41, 903 units(including both domestic and export). This is a decline in cumulative sales on a YoY basis by 49,400 i.E. 12.6 percent decline.

However, its domestic sales have grown by 3.7% on a YoY basis in October 2022 with 2,06, 131 units. In October 2021 it was 1,98,738 units.

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Bajaj Auto two-wheelers experienced a decline in sales by about 13 percent for October 2022

5. Suzuki Motorcycle India: 87,859 units in October 2022 Although Suzuki Motorcycle India ranks fifth in this list, the company registered a spur of 27% in October 2022 with 87,859 units retailed cumulatively.

Just like the other manufacturers, to bolster the sales momentum during the festive period, Suzuki Motorcycles had also launched a new Solid Ice Green/Pearl Mirage White color option to the Suzuki Access 125 Ride Connect and Special Editions.

6. Royal Enfield: 82,235 in October 2022 And last but not least, Royal Enfield launched their new entry-level motorcycle Hunter 350 just ahead of the festive period. That helped them record a stellar 60% Y-o-Y growth in domestic sales. The Chennai manufacturing plant also registered 62% growth in exports with 5,707 units exported in October 2022, compared to just 3,522 motorcycles exported in October 2021.

Top 3 EV 2-wheeler brands The list of two-wheelers cannot be complete without mentioning electric two-wheeler manufacturers. Several start-ups have become quite relevant in recent months. They are redefining the purchase nature of the industry with their new no-emission products. Among them, Ola, Ather, and Okinawa Autotech are slowly becoming household names.

1. Ola Electric: 20,000 unit sales in October 2022 Starting the list with the highest sales is Ola Electric. The Bengaluru-based start-up retailed a total of 20,000 units in October 2022. To bolster the sales momentum, the brand also launched the lesser-priced Ola S1 Air as the new entry-level S1 scooter, along with several new accessories and its clothing merchandise.

Ola Electric also released the second teaser of the upcoming Ola Electric car. This time it showcased its interior and the front fascia.

2. Okinawa Autotech: 17,532 units in October 2022 Okinawa Autotech registered more than double the sales on an MoM (Month on Month) basis in October 2022. The company retailed a total of 17,531 units in October 2022, compared to just 8,494 units in September 2022.

3. Ather Energy: 8213 units in October 2022 But it was Ather Energy that witnessed the most jump in sales during the festive in the electric 2W segment. The brand registered a 122% YoY growth with 8123 units retailed in October 2022. The Hero Motocorp-backed company also managed to install more than 500 fast-charger grids across India.

In addition, Ather Energy also expanded its showroom count with eight new Experience Centres opened in Pondicherry, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Vellore, Ludhiana, and Madurai.

Honda And LG Announce Plan To Build $3.5 Billion EV Battery Plant In Ohio

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Honda and LG Energy Solution announced a plan to construct a $3.5 billion plant in Ohio on October 11, 2022, with the sole purpose of producing batteries for Honda and Acura electric vehicles. Honda will also invest an extra $700 million to equip three of its current Ohio factories for the manufacturing of electric cars and component parts.

2,527 new jobs are anticipated to be created in Ohio as a result of the expansion of current EV factories and the new battery factory combined. Given Honda’s lengthy history of manufacturing in Ohio—which, let’s not forget, began with motorcycles—it is easy to comprehend why this location was chosen. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the state gave Honda tax incentives worth roughly $156 million to make this kind of investment.

Although the Marysville Motorcycle Plant is no more, the moto- and automaker has very active automotive facilities in Marysville, East Liberty, and Anna. Under the current plans, all three of these facilities will receive retooling to make EV and component manufacturing possible.

Construction of the new Honda and LG battery plant is scheduled to start in 2023 and be completed by the end of 2024. American Honda Motor Company executive vice president Bob Nelson told the Columbus Dispatch that the facility location, in the Mid-West Mega Commerce Center near Jeffersonville, was chosen for multiple reasons. Among these were proximity to the existing Honda plants in the state, availability of labor in the area, and accessibility of resources.

The date of this announcement was no accident, either, as it marked the 45th anniversary of the day that Honda first announced the details of its Maryville facility in the state. In a way, it’s fitting, because it represents a new era for Honda, which plans to make Ohio it’s North American electric vehicle hub. Production of batteries in the new facility is expected to begin before the end of 2025.

What does this indicate for Honda’s future ambitions for electric motorcycles? Unfortunately, that isn’t entirely obvious yet—especially in light of the Maryville Motorcycle Plant’s closure a few years ago. It’s possible that Honda could produce some of its electric motorcycle batteries in this facility alongside the electric car, SUV, and truck batteries that will undoubtedly take precedence. This is because the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act stipulates that in order for electric vehicles to qualify for federal tax credits, their batteries must be made in the U.S.

Will batteries eventually be produced here that follow standards set by the Swappable Batteries Motorcycle Consortium that Honda co-founded? It’s all speculation at this point—but as and when we have more concrete information, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

This Is Where Honda Will Build Its American EV Hub

  • Honda revealed plans for a new joint venture with LG Energy Solution that will produce battery modules in Ohio.
  • The automaker plans to retool several of its plants in Ohio to produce EVs based on the e: Architecture platform set to arrive after 2025.
  • The upcoming Honda Prologue and its Acura sibling will be built on GM’s Ultium platform before Honda sets up EV production stateside.

With the Honda Prologue on the way, the Japanese automaker is finally serious about getting into the EV game. But the recently revealed electric crossover is just the start—Honda will need a plant for EVs and batteries here in the US soon, as it sketches out the rest of its lineup set to arrive after 2025.

This week the automaker revealed just where its EV center will be based, with several sites in Ohio slated to become Honda’s electric hub.

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Honda said it would invest $700 million to retool its Marysville, East Liberty, and Anna Engine Plants for the production of electric vehicles, which is expected to begin in 2026. In a joint venture with LG Energy Solution (LGES), the company also intends to invest $3.5 billion in the construction of a battery module manufacturing facility in Ohio.

The announcement was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Marysville plant’s launch announcement from 45 years ago, on October 11, 1977. The vehicles that will be produced in Ohio will sit on Honda’s own e: Architecture, rather than GM’s Ultium platform that will underpin the upcoming Prologue.

“Honda is proud of its heritage in Ohio, where we started more than 40 years ago with the establishment of our US manufacturing facilities. We are now investing in a workforce that will develop the power source for our upcoming Honda and Acura electric vehicles as we expand Honda’s cooperation with Ohio “Bob Nelson, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., stated.

Honda pulled the plug on its Clarity EV in 2019.


The joint venture with LGES will be based in Fayette County, with construction set to start in 2023 and expected to be completed by the end of 2024. Honda expects the plant to feature an annual production capacity of 40 GWh, with the automaker set to start producing battery modules using the advanced pouch-type lithium-ion cells by 2025.

According to Bob Nelson, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., “this is a very tough time for our entire industry, but it’s also a very exciting time as Honda invests in full electric car production in the Buckeye State.” Nelson continued, “Honda has produced hybrid-electric vehicles in Ohio for a number of years, and the experience and knowledge of our workers in production, product development, and buying will serve as a crucial foundation as we move toward an electrified future.

It is worth noting that the upcoming e: Architecture, and even the Honda Prologue, won’t be the automaker’s first EVs to be sold stateside.

New Plant for Ultium Battery Materials on the Way

Honda discontinued the Clarity Electric sedan in 2019 due to weak sales, which would account for why you probably haven’t seen one on the road. The sedan was formerly available in a few areas only a few years ago. Furthermore, Honda now sells an electric hatchback in Europe. However, in order to gain market share, its mass-market electric vehicle initiatives in North America have taken a very circuitous route. As a result, Honda is currently behind the curve, relying on GM technology for just two models, one of which is badged as an Acura until the arrival of e: Architecture models in 2026.

While it’s yet not known what the EV market of 2026 will look like, right now it’s clear that until then Honda and Acura will have just one EV model each to choose from.

Whether that timing is just right or too late given the current demand for EVs—and how it positions Honda for the second part of the decade—remains to be seen.

Ramey, Jay For his own personal use, Jay Ramey has been drawn to the more adventurous end of the reliability spectrum because he spent his childhood around really unusual European cars.

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