Yamaha and Gordan Murray Design have teamed up to unveil the MOTIV.e city car at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Yamaha and Gordon Murray Design have teamed up to unveil the MOTIV.e city car at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Looking like a futuristic Smart ForTwo, the MOTIV.e is a lightweight electric vehicle that has plastic body panels and seating for two passengers.

Motivation is provided by an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery which powers an electric motor that develops a peak output of 34 HP (25 kW) and 896 Nm (660 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 730 kg (1,609 lb) MOTIV.e to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 15 seconds, hit a top speed in excess of 105 km/h (65 mph) and travel more than 160 km (100 miles) on a single charge. When the battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in approximately 1 hour with a quick charger or 3 hours with a household outlet.

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