We started with the looks: Completely covering the unrefined machinery and adding a white, wing-like fender, we made the snow thrower look friendly and compact.
We aimed for a style that would be simple and easy to like, blending in naturally: Such as in a café, in a snowy area.
The levers are shaped for a firm grip and solid response - because the operator often wears gloves while removing snow.
The battery pack is designed to be integral with the white cover, yet its handgrip is large to allow handling with gloves on. An illustrated label describes how to attach and remove the battery (just in case the operator forgets.)
Snow throwers usually come in a single color, but by combining a number of colors, the snow thrower looks less heavy, and more compact.
The red sides also act as an indicator (and safety precaution) to the blades within.
By optimizing the color combination for a friendly look and for safety, the Yukios e has the image of an urban, lightweight snow thrower.
“Electric-powered” may give the impression of “weakness,” but the Yukios e is as powerful as an engine-powered snow thrower.
To make the Yukios e look like the most powerful electric-powered snow thrower that it is, we designed components vital to snow throwing to look the part.
The white cover makes the Yukios e look compact, and emphasize its lower center of gravity, while the crawlers have a firm footing and the blades to push the snow look powerful. We aimed to realize a design that was friendly, yet powerful.
We endeavored to change the image of the snow thrower, but there is one thing we could not remove:
Honda’s snow throwers have always been powerful snow removers. Always rugged. And always safe for the operator.
We will always protect this trust, while pursuing new design possibilities.