Yamaha Motor set to unveil new electric scooters for Asia, Europe next year
"Yamaha Motor Company will unveil new electric scooters for Asian and European markets next year as Japanese motorcycle companies aim to offer more environmentally friendly products."
Yamaha Motor Company will unveil new electric scooters for Asian and European markets next year as Japanese motorcycle companies aim to offer more environmentally friendly products.
It will begin by offering small electric scooters in Europe. Yoshihiro Hidaka, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director at Yamaha Motor Co Ltd. have confirmed that the company will unveil new electric scooters for Asian and European markets in 2022.
The upcoming Yamaha electric scooters will be first retailed in the European market, followed by other Asian countries.
There will also be new medium-size bikes for markets like Europe, China, Japan, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand. The new Yamaha motorcycles will be rolled out from March 2022.
The Japanese two-wheeler maker aims to electrify 90 percent of its product lineup by 2050. The upcoming Yamaha electric scooters will be based on the E01 and E02 concepts that were previewed at Tokyo Motor Show in 2019.
The Yamaha E01 is a maxi-style scooter featuring sporty seats and interior panels. It’s claimed to offer performance equivalent to a 125cc petrol scooter.
The electric scooter concept has been assembled with Bridgestone slick tires and front and rear disc brakes with ABS. It has conventional telescopic forks and a shock absorber linked to an aluminum swingarm at the rear.
The Yamaha E02 electric scooter concept is said to deliver performance equivalent to a 50cc petrol scooter. It has a lightweight body built with a removable and swappable battery. The EV scooter comes with a telescopic fork and front disc brakes but misses out on ABS. The Yamaha E02 is likely to be designed for lower speeds.