Yamaha E01 Electric Scooter Spotted
At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha unveiled the E01 electric scooter concept, stating that it would evolve into a production e-scooter with performance and output comparable to a 125cc scooter. The Japanese media has reportedly tested a development unit of the E01, and it appears to be nearly production-ready.
The test unit retains the concept’s overall shape and forms factor, with the biggest change being the seat, which now has a far more conventional design. Other minor changes to the front fender and mirrors appear to have been made.
The instrumentation consists of a basic LCD display that reportedly shows a range estimate of 70km at full charge. Yamaha E01 gets three riding modes to choose from eco, normal, and power. The warning lights surrounding the display appear to contain something resembling a connectivity icon, implying that Bluetooth connectivity may be included.
Yoshihiro Hidaka, CEO, and President of Yamaha stated to the Japanese press that the company is aiming for a spring 2022 launch, with Europe being the first priority, followed by Japan, the United States, and China. Given European regulations, it’s likely that the E01’s power output will be limited to 11kW (15hp) in order to comply with the light electric scooter regulatory class.