- Field tests will begin in Kumamoto, Saitama and Miyakojima -
TOKYO, Japan, November 19, 2013 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled the MC-β, a new micro-sized short-distance EV commuter developed in consideration of the vehicle categories for micro-sized mobility products that are currently being discussed under the initiative of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan as well as the L7* category in Europe.
Honda will provide the MC-β for separate field tests started this month, jointly conducted with Kumamoto Prefecture, Saitama City, and Miyakojima City in Japan. In these field tests, Honda and each partner will explore desirable usage patterns and needs for micro-sized mobility products as a part of a social system that will help promote city planning and address issues related to transportation of people in each community.
The MC-β is scheduled to be exhibited at SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013.
Honda will continue to proactively propose next-generation mobility products which expand the joy of mobility while minimizing environmental footprint, and match city plans for each community.
(length × width × height)
|2,495 x 1,280 x 1,545 (mm)|
|Maximum speed||More than 70 km/h|
|Motor output||Rated: 6 kW / maximum 11 kW|
|Maximum range||More than 80 km|
|Charging time||Less than 3 hours (200 V)|
|Less than 7 hours (100 V)|