Motorcycles are the only way to make use of carbon-neutral fuels.
The wave of electrification towards carbon neutrality (CN) has naturally extended to motorcycles. OEMs are increasingly proposing technologies for electrification of motorcycles, and technologies such as rechargeable BEVs and battery-replaceable BEVs are entering the practical stage. Motorcycles are lightweight and low-displacement compared with four-wheeled vehicles, with fuel efficiency reaching 60-100 km/L, especially in popular scooters and Cubs, and offer very good fuel efficiency. One motorcyclist we spoke to said that the energy efficiency of BEV motorcycles has not quite caught up with that of conventional petrol engine motorcycles (scooter standard). The BEVs’ high fuel efficiency makes CN more difficult than that of four-wheeled vehicles, and we believe that carbon neutral fuels (CNFs) such as biofuels and synthetic fuels should be actively utilised to take advantage of the high fuel efficiency of motorcycles. We believe that CNFs should be actively utilised to take advantage of the high fuel efficiency of motorcycles.