SPIED: Yamaha’s First Electric Scooter Caught Testing

This Yamaha electric scooter was showcased as a concept two years ago. E01, as it was called, will be the first product for many markets..

Yamaha unveiled their first electric scooter concept, E01, to the world at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 2019. It was seen as Yamaha’s first step into the world of electric mobility. 

After two years of development, certain images of a completely camouflaged E01 concept have been captured being tested by the Japanese media companies in a closed facility. 

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Yamaha Electric Scooter E01 – Quick Pointers

  • Though completely wrapped in camouflage, the design is very similar to the concept which was showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019. 
  • New addition to the front is the twin-LED projector lamps very similar to what the R1 boasts. 
  • The rear gets an extended tail section, very similar to the upcoming Husqvarna Vektorr, with integrated grab-handles for the pillion. 
  • The switchgear, LCD instrument cluster and the handlebar set-up is very similar to their NMax 155 scooter. 
  • The instrument cluster of the test-mule only shows speed and battery charge but will provide more extensive detailed information in the production variant. 

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  • Other features that could be made out from the images are disc brakes equipped at both ends, 13” alloy wheels, ABS braking system, keyless ignition along with riding modes.
  • There is no information about the specifications of the battery, motor and range of E01. However, it is expected that the scooter will have 70-80 km of real world range. 
  • Currently, Yamaha is planning this electric scooter for European, American, and Japanese markets.

The Indian launch of the Yamaha E01 electric scooter is unlikely in the near future. However, the pace at which India is developing and accepting the electric mobility revolution, it might tempt the Japanese giant to consider India for their electric projects very soon. Let’s wait and watch….