YAMAHA has revealed a number of new electric-powered models in its motorcycle and scooter range as it prepares to hit the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.
The Japanese firm will descend on one of the country’s biggest auto and motorcycle events with at least three new electric scooters as well as a host of other electric vehicles, including a wheelchair, a mobility scooter and a reverse trike.
The E01 urban commuter is set to match 125cc scooter power and include fast-charge capability while prioritising comfort, flexibility and range.
The smaller E02 is said to be more in line with a 50cc petrol-powered scooter in both size and power, making it a choice machine for inner-city travel. Featuring a removable battery and a compact style, the E02 highlights lightness and agility over bulk and range.
On the trials front, the TY-E makes its production move after a number of seasons testing in the FIM Trial E-Cup alongside the Trial World Championship, where Kenichi Kuroyama finished second in series both this year and last. The carbon fibre monocoque chassis cradles a high-output motor needed for the low-speed torque vital to trials riding.
With a range including electric bicycles, Leaning Multi Wheelers (LMWs) and autonomous vehicles, Yamaha’s showing in Tokyo is set to drive the company closer to its 2030 goal of moving towards electric motorisation.
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