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Honda to Begin Sales of Commercial-Use Electric Scooter, EV-neo, in December 2010

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. revealed the latest prototype of the EV-neo electric scooter and said it plans to begin lease sales in Japan in December 2010 to businesses and individual business owners who provide mainly delivery services. (Earlier post.)

Prototype of EV-neo. Click to enlarge.

Equipped with a lithium-ion battery sourced from Toshiba and a brushless motor, EV-neo provides performance equivalent to that of mass-market under-50cc gasoline engine motorcycles. Range per charge at 30 km/h (18.6 mph) on a flat road is more than 30 km (18.6 miles).

With a quick charger, approximately 80% of the battery capacity will be charged in 20 minutes (200V power source). With a regular charger, 100% of the battery capacity will be charged in approximately 4 hours (100V power source).

Honda held the world premier exhibition of the EV-neo concept model (under the name EVE-neo) at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show in 2009. (Earlier post.) The mass-market model of EV-neo is currently under development.

Comments

Will S

From the embedded link;

"EV-neo provides performance equivalent to that of mass-market under-50cc gasoline engine motorcycles"

Which means a simple, low speed runabout.

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