News Releases 2010
Video Index Video | Photo Index Photo Index | | Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

MotorcyclesJapanApril 13, 2010

Honda Plans to Begin Sales of Commercial Use Electric Scooter, EV-neo, in December 2010


TOKYO, Japan, April 13, 2010 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. revealed the latest prototype of the EV-neo electric scooter and announced plans to begin lease sales in Japan in December 2010 to businesses and individual business owners that provide mainly delivery services.

Prototype of EV-neo   Image of EV-neo in use(CG)


Prototype of EV-neo
 

Image of EV-neo in use(CG)


Honda developed the EV-neo, an electric scooter designed to provide the durability necessary for commercial use, envisioning a wide range of uses by businesses such as delivery services. Equipped with a lithium-ion battery and a brushless motor, EV-neo realizes excellent environmental performance with zero CO2 emissions in use. The battery is rechargeable using a household power source with attention given to the range per charge. Moreover, EV-neo provides performance equivalent to that of mass-market under-50cc gasoline engine motorcycles realizing a powerful ride even with cargo by leveraging the characteristics of a high-torque motor even at a low speed ride.

Under the key words of "quiet and clean" Honda held the world premier exhibition of the EV-neo concept model (under the name EVE-neo) at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show in 2009 as one of Honda's new-generation personal mobility products which will contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society while transporting people and cargo. The mass-market model of EV-neo is currently under development.

Honda will continue providing products with excellent environmental performance to more customers in order to contribute to global CO2 emission reduction efforts.

[ Key specifications of EV-neo Prototype ]
Dimensions (L×W×H) 1,820×693×1,066 (mm)
Range Over 30km (at 30km/h on a flat road) per charge
Battery type / manufacturer Lithium-ion battery manufactured by Toshiba
Charge performance
· With quick charger: Approximately 80% of the battery capacity will be charged in 20 minutes (200V power source)
· With regular charger: 100% of the battery capacity will be charged in approximately 4 hours (100V power source)
Related Links

· Honda in Japan
· Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
· Honda Worldwide | Motorcycles
· Honda Worldwide | Environment
· Honda Worldwide | Electric Scooters
<< Return

Page Top

Honda Worldwide site

Home | Site Map | Site Index | About this Site

Copyright, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. All Rights Reserved.