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.