Like recent concepts from Smart, MINI and Volkswagen, the Honda EV-neo is an electric scooter that was designed to improve mobility in large, urban cities.
Honda has released new details about the EV-neo.
Like recent concepts from Smart, MINI and Volkswagen, the EV-neo is an electric scooter that was designed to improve mobility in large, urban cities. As such, the model features a 72V lithium-ion battery which sends power to an electric motor that develops 3.8 PS (2.8 kW / 3.8 hp) and 11 Nm (8 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 110 kg (243 lb) EV-neo to travel up to 34 km (21 miles) on a single charge.
When the battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in 3.5 hours with the standard charger (which resides underneath the seat) or 30 minutes with the rapid charger.
Other highlights include a digital instrument cluster, 12-inch tubeless tires and a new Combi Braking system which engages both brakes (front and rear) when the left braking lever is activated.
While the scooter is already available in Japan, Honda has recently announced plans to launch a new test program in Barcelona, Spain. Details are limited, but the company will give the city council 18 EV-neos, for one year, to gather feedback about performance and user behavior.
Check out the press release for additional information