Newsflash | Source: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. | Yamaha announced that it will progressively introduce the E01, an 8.1 kW class electric scooter using a fixed (non-removable) battery design, to Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand for real-world proof-of-concept (PoC) testing from July 2022.
The E01 is an electric scooter featuring usability equal to a 50–125cc class gasoline-powered scooter and performance suitable for interurban mobility. With an eye on constructing EV infrastructure, vehicle sharing business frameworks, and the like, the E01 will also serve as a PoC model aimed at vehicle sharing operators, local governments, government agencies, and other parties for the purpose of grasping real user needs, ascertaining possibilities with related businesses, opening up new markets, and more. The model will be manufactured at the Iwata Main Factory in Japan.
The E01’s main features include
- an electric motor developed and manufactured in-house by Yamaha for powerful, high-quality performance,
- a battery delivering approx. 104 km* of cruising range from a full charge, along with three different charging systems to choose from to best suit usage,
- a model-specific frame with a design reflecting the technology garnered through sportbike development,
- styling based on Yamaha’s Jin-Ki Kanno EV Design concept that places the MOTOROiD** concept model at the top of the pyramid.
The Company’s Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050 sets a goal of reducing Scope 3 CO2 emissions (emissions produced from the Company’s value chain, e.g., use of sold products) by 90% by 2050 compared to 2010. The E01 is a strategic electric vehicle in order to help achieve this goal.
*: Test value with a Japanese market spec model run at a fixed 60 km/h. Figure will vary depending on the vehicle spec of each country and actual cruising range will vary depending on riding conditions.
** MOTOROiD: A proof-of-concept experimental electric motorcycle employing artificial intelligence which was exhibited at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show and aimed at new forms of personal mobility in which the rider resonates harmoniously with the machine.
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