Electric Vehicles

Yamaha’s EMF electric scooter revealed with swappable battery

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Yamaha has introduced its second electric vehicle, “Electro-Motive Fighter”, accelerating the EV segment. The new Yamaha EMF has been launched in the Taiwan market, and the brand has collaborated with electric mobility solutions company Gogoro leveraging the future-ready battery architecture and battery charging/swapping ecosystem. The new EMF comes with a futuristic design with powerful and aggressive looks, state-of-the-art features proving that electric vehicles are rapidly evolving.

Yamaha EMF Electric Scooter – Highlights

The Yamaha EMF features a flat front end with headlamps mounted in between the front forks. The forks make up a large part of the front apron giving the scooter a bespoke look. The stacked headlamp design adds to the upright touch on the front end, and adding to this is the protruding instruments cluster. The EMF also comes with a straight bench seat and sleek tail section, which reverberates with the front. The scooter also comes with features such as a smart key card (NFC) with storage function detachable keel; Class C projector LED, full LED display smart meter, “Y-Connect TWN for EV”, etc.

Yamaha EMF Electric Scooter – Technical Specifications

Powering the Yamaha EMF is a G2 aluminium alloy water-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor. The scooter also features a MOSFET water-cooled motor controller. The electric motor produces 7.6kW of peak power and 26 Nm of torque, allowing 0-50kmph acceleration in just 3.5 seconds. Yamaha has not yet unveiled the top speed and range of the EMF. The Yamaha EMF will use the GoStation battery-swapping stations installed throughout Taiwan by Gogoro Energy Network, reducing the range anxiety.

The e-scooter comes with a high rigidity lightweight steel tube frame that rides on a periscope front fork and dual rear shock absorbers. Braking power comes from a 200mm single disc on the front with a four-piston radial calliper and a 190mm disc on the rear. The electric scooter tips the scales at 114kg, including two main batteries.

Yamaha EMF Electric Scooter – Price and Colours

In Taiwan, the brand will start retailing the EMF from March 2022 at the starting price of NT 99,800 MSRP with an early-bird discount. The price converts to around INR 2.7 lakh MSRP. The EMF is available in three colour options – Dark Black, Dark Green and Still Light Blue.

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