Honda and Yamaha team up for electric motorcycle trials

Honda and Yamaha have partnered with Saitama City, Japan to evaluate and test electric motorcycles. The pilot is part of the city’s E-Kizuna Project, which aims to promote the spread of EVs.

Evaluation testing will utilize Honda and Yamaha’s electric technology and Saitama City’s existing infrastructure. Electric motorcycles will be tested in the Class 1 category (electric motor with rated output of 0.60 kW or less).

A rental and battery exchange service for electric motorcycles will be open to the public at the Saitama-Shintoshin train station. An electric motorcycle sharing scheme is under consideration as the next step.

 

 

Source: Honda via Green Car Congress

  • Michael Pierz

    0.60 kW? That is less power than a 50 cc scooter!

  • Ramon A. Cardona

    Not a “motorcycle” but scooter! It is city only upgrade to a bicycle and a replacement for polluting internal(infernal) combustion engine. Think a bike with an electric assist motor/battery.