Japanese brand Yamaha launched a new, low-cost e-Vino electric scooter with a design similar to that of the popular Vespa.
Despite a slow start to enter the market of electric motorcycle and electric scooters, Yamaha has recently made progress in the industry.
The small size and low range make this scooter only urban, and it is an electric version of the Vino scooter, widely used in Asia.
The small single-seat e-Vino scooter weighs 68 kg without a battery, and becomes 74 kg with a single 500-watt battery installed.
There is also the option to add a second battery to double the range. This is given that the range of one battery is only 29 kilometers (18 miles), while the range with the second battery can reach 58 kilometers (36 miles).
It is important to note that these calculations are made using a speed of up to 30 kilometers per hour (18 miles per hour) with a small passenger weighing 55 kilograms, meaning that they are somewhat unrealistic standards of everyday life.
The e-Vino scooter has a top speed of about 44 kilometers per hour (27 mph).
The scooter takes 3 hours to recharge using a standard Japanese wall socket, and the small batteries can be easily removed and taken indoors.
The motor comes with a power of 580 watts and, at its peak, reaches 1200 watts after turning on the Boost button, which increases the power for 30 seconds, making it just an urban electric scooter for cruising around town.
And there is a clear LCD to let you know your power is low, and you can have standard mode and power mode.
The new e-Vino electric scooter made its debut on the domestic Yamaha market in Japan, but it may not be limited to Japanese riders for a long time, as the scooter has a European patent, which means it may be destined for the European Union soon as well.
And with a launch price of around $ 2,280, the e-Vino is definitely cheaper than most urban electric scooters.
Yamaha is currently testing interchangeable battery technology, which it has jointly developed with Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki, and given the timing of the release of this scooter it is clearly not characterized by this new technology.