B2B-News | Recently, Yamaha Motors Co., Ltd. was announced as the winner of the renowned Red Dot Design Award 2023 for two of their light electric vehicles; the TY-E 2.0 trials bike and NEO’S electric scooter with a removable battery. This is the twelfth consecutive year that Yamaha has been awarded this honor since 2012.
The TY-E 2.0 electric trials bike embodies the concept of “FUN × EV” which aims to surpass the level of enjoyment offered by conventional internal combustion engines through powerful low-speed torque and acceleration. The exterior design was inspired by the dynamic movements often seen in trials—such as scaling up a tall rockface from stationary—and can be used indoors or outside.
To outshine vehicles powered by traditional internal combustion engines, Yamaha Motor decided to develop an electric vehicle for competition in trials. The TY-E 2.0 was built with groundbreaking electronic control algorithms and a powerful, lightweight battery. It will race against other motorcycles using traditional gas engines in a round of the Trial World Championship.
Also winning an award is the NEO’S electric scooter which provides a stylish body and agile performance typical for electric vehicles. It is designed to meet the needs of those in Europe transitioning from cars to motorcycles or scooters due to parking issues and traffic jams, as well as customers riding 50cc scooters wanting to switch to electrics.
Engineered with the goal of creating a new standard of mobility for the future, the NEO’S is an electric vehicle that offers a sleek and stylish body, plus a brushless motor and 50.4V removable battery for smooth and accelerated performance. With one fully charged battery, this EV can travel up to 37 km (tested with WMTC Class 1 in STD mode). You can even enhance your range by adding a second battery – sold separately. The NEO’S is perfect for those living in urban areas struggling with traffic congestion, limited parking spaces, or other transportation restrictions.
The Red Dot Design Awards are organized by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and are considered to be some of the most significant design awards globally.
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