TOKYO, Japan April 13, 2010 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today 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.
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.
Prototype of EV-neo
Image of EV-neo in use (CG)
[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)