Yamaha EMF electric scooter may not come to India but it presents a precursor to what the Jap has in mind with respect to electric products…
Yamaha has unveiled their EMF electric scooter in Taiwan which is developed in collaboration with Gogoro.
Gogoro is a sustainable mobility solutions provider company based out of Taiwan. They are pioneers in the EV domain and have developed a battery-swapping refueling platform for urban electric two-wheel scooters, mopeds and motorcycles. In India, Gogoro also have their presence as it has partnered with Hero MotoCorp to develop electric vehicles and battery swapping infrastructure.
Through their Electro Motive Fighter (EMF) electric scooter, it appears Yamaha is trying to evolve the electric scooter world. The EMF carries a futuristic and minimalist look combined with distinct aggressive styling.
Yamaha EMF – Key Highlights
- EMF is offered in three colours – Dark Black, Dark Green and Light Blue.
- Instead of a conventional key, it uses an NFC card to turn on and off, which makes it easy for the rider to store and carry.
- It gets dual-stacked LED headlights at the front and similar stacked LED tail-lights at the rear.
- It also features flat rear view mirrors, digital instrument console, single-unit seat and a small storage space at the center of the floorboard.
- The EMF is equipped with a full projection-LED backlit display which gets all Bluetooth connectivity and navigation options through the Yamaha Connectivity App.
- The electric scooter runs on a mid-mounted motor that generates 10.3 PS of power at 3,000 RPM and 26 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm.
- Yamaha claims it can accelerate from 0 to 50 kmph in 3.5 seconds.
- The frame of the EMF has been highlighted by Yamaha boasting greater torsional rigidity to improve strength while staying as light as possible.
- The braking is handled by opposing four-piston radial calipers grabbing a 200 mm petal-disc at the front combined with a 190 mm disc at the rear.
- It gets Combined Braking System (CBS) for better braking efficiency.
- It will run on 10” alloy wheels both at the front and the rear.
In Taiwan, the Yamaha EMF will retail at NT$ 102,800 which translates to approximately Rs. 2.77 lakh. However, till 31st of March, Yamaha has introduced an early-bird discount where Taiwanese customers can own the EMF at NT$ 99,800 (approx. Rs. 2.69 Lakh).
When seen in the Indian context, we do not expect this electric scooter to come to our shores. But what is good to see is that Yamaha have started venturing in the electric space and soon there may be products for our market as well.