Honda has announced the launch of its new electric scooter, EC-neo. The vehicle will be rolled out to business owners in Japan in the first quarter of next year. For a start the company will pilot 100 vehicles, with plans to increase the number of leased vehicles to 1000 every year.
Retailed for approximately €4,000 in Japan, the vehicle will first be piloted with delivery services before being made available to general public.
At 30km/hour, EC-neo’s range is approximately 32 km per charge. A special quick charger can charge the vehicle in only 30 minutes. If a normal charger is used, the vehicles battery takes around 3.5 hours to fully charge.
Honda is not the only manufacturer to announce its electric scooter. Both Mercedes and BMW had announced their electric scooter concept at Paris Auto show earlier this year. Both models attracted a great interest from the show visitors and the press. Honda has also announced the first public trials for their latest Fit EV.