The Yamaha NEO’s is the first new generation “50cc equivalent” electric scooter from the Japanese manufacturer to be launched on the European market, and has been developed to meet the requirements of a wide range of customers.

Featuring a compact body with a simple, universal and attractive style, this new ultra-quiet zero-emission model has a fresh and contemporary look that expresses its easy-to-drive character.

Yamaha developed the world’s first production e-bike with the invention of the electric assist system in the early 1990s, and since then over 7 million Yamaha eBike drive units have been sold. The new NEO features the latest generation Yamaha Integrated Power Unit (YIPU) which has been developed using the in-depth knowledge the company has acquired over the past three decades.

The Yamaha NEO is powered by a removable 50.4-Volt/19.2 Ah lithium-ion battery that allows the hub-mounted brushless electric motor with direct drive to generate 2.76 hp in standard mode. On the other hand, the Eco mode of the Yamaha NEO generates a power of 2.09 hp. The maximum speed of the electric scooter is 40 km/h, in standard mode. Meanwhile, the eco mode offers a maximum speed of 35 km/h. The Yamaha NEO’s universal riding position makes it ideal for riders of all sizes and experience.

The quirky, futuristic design is sure to appeal to local buyers, and it comes with practical features like a 27-litre under-seat storage compartment, full LED lighting and an intuitive LCD instrument panel. Yamaha said the NEOs will operate at an ultra-quiet 55dB from seven meters away.

According to reports, the Yamaha electric scooter could be launched in India in April 2022.

Story: Alshin Thomas

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