Posted by Andrew on June 7, 2011

Category: Motorsports

Honda has designed a commercial electric scooter to assist businesses dealing with the transport of heavy goods or delivery services. The special edition Repsol branded EV-neo will be used by the riders and team at Honda Racing Corporation to move parts and personnel around at the MotoGP races worldwide. On top of the excellent environmental performance – zero emissions in particular CO2, whilst riding, the EV-neo uses a motor that even with cargo loaded, generates high torque in the low-speed range to achieve a powerful start and hill-climbing performance.

The Repsol Honda EV-neo

The Repsol Honda EV-neo

This in-house manufactured motor adopts the Insight technology from Honda’s leading hybrid automobile, and an exclusively developed quick charger enabling full recharge in 30 minutes in a 25°C environment allows charging to be conducted at convenient intervals during the working day. The EV-neo has been developed as a complete electric scooter that can be used in a wide variety of business situations. A body design, which features a wide and flat loading space that enables easy loading, and a flat floor that makes it easy to get on and off the vehicle, ensures ease of use in delivery services and other business situations.

Casey Stoner and the EV-neo

Casey Stoner and the EV-neo

Currently only available in Japan, the EV-neo is already being widely used especially in delivery service companies such as fast food delivery and newspapers. Initial feedback shows that users appreciate its low noise (especially at night and early morning), emission free clean exhaust and quick charge system. International availability of the EV-neo is yet to be decided.

2011 Honda EV-neo Specifications and Photos

via Repsol Honda

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