Yamaha, a Japanese manufacturer of motorbikes, has introduced its Neo electric scooter. It’s the first model to offer performance comparable to a 50cc moped in Europe.
Recently, the brand announced that it would be offering a range of new electric models including a new range electric bikes and an electric moped.
The Neo is powered from a 50.4V lithium ion battery located under the seat in central of the chassis.
The battery weighs 8kg and has a range of 23 mile. It can also be taken out from the Neo’s body to charge. The battery can be charged by plugging it into a domestic outlet in just eight hours.
Although the Neo can carry a second battery to extend the range to 42 miles it does not have enough storage space under the seat, which would otherwise be sufficient for a full-sized helmet.
The Neo Riders will have the option to select from several driving modes. The STD mode, which delivers 2.06kW of power, is intended for use on all roads.
Eco mode reduces battery consumption and limits top speed to 22 mph.
An LED screen is located in the middle of the handlebars. It displays information such as speed and range, along with other pertinent information. The MyRide app allows riders to connect their smartphones to the Neo, which acts as the digital display.
Yamaha’s Aqua colour is featured on the new e-moped, which was designed to highlight the brand’s shift to electric mobility.
The Neo will be priced at PS3005 and will go on sale in May.