Yamaha could be planning to launch its latest electric range of scooters in the Indian market. According to sources, the brand has revealed the Yamaha E01 and Yamaha Neo electric scooters to Yamaha Dealers in India. This leads us to believe that a market launch is likely to take place as the electric vehicle market is currently booming in our country. The step towards the electric future will also help Yamaha compete with other OEMs such as Bajaj and TVS. Bajaj retails its Chetak electric scooter and TVS Motors retails the TVS iQube in the Indian market.
What will comprise Yamaha’s Electric Vehicle Portfolio in India?
Yamaha is likely to offer the Yamaha Neo as an entry-level EV model and the Yamaha E01 as the top-of-the-line electric scooter model in its electric vehicle portfolio. Both the scooters recently debuted in the international market, and speculations are that the technical specifications are likely to remain unchanged. To put things into perspective, you can compare the Yamaha E01 to a 125cc internal combustion engine equivalent scooter. While enthusiasts can compare the Yamaha Neo to a 50cc motor scooter. Here are further details of each scooter.
Yamaha Neo – Highlights
The Yamaha Neo comes with a 3.4 PS and 136 Nm Excitation 3 phase synchronous electric motor. The electric motor pairs with a 50.4V, 19.2Ah removable lithium-ion battery. The battery pack offers a range of 38.5 km on a single battery pack, also extending to 68 km with the dual battery setup. The scooter takes around 8 hours to charge using a standard 58.8V wall charger. In the European market, the e-scooter comes with a price tag of EUR 3,099, which converts to approximately INR 2.5 lakh.
Yamaha E01 – Highlights
The Yamaha E01 draws its design inspiration from the YZF-R1 motorcycle. The e-scooter can be compared to a 125cc ICE-powered scooter and comes with a MOTOROiD design concept. The Yamaha E01 features an 8.1 kW electric motor paired with a non-removable battery. Yamaha claims that the battery offers around 104 km of cruising range. But, Yamaha will commence real-world proof-of-concept (PoC) testing from July 2022. Also, further details will be available in the near future.
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