Yamaha Motor India recently unveiled two electric scooters – NEO’S and E01 – at a dealer meeting to signal its EV plan for our market.
In India, electrical mobility has been increasing in recent times, especially in the two-wheeler space. We’ve seen lots of electric scooters and motorcycles sold over the last few years, mostly from new start-ups. Bajaj and TVS are the only mainstream two-wheeler manufacturers to have an EV in their lineup, but many more, including Yamaha, are planning to jump on that bandwagon soon.
Yamaha recently unveiled two electric scooters – NEO’S and E01 – at a dealer meet in India. Although it was just a product show, we hope that the manufacturer will bring these two models to our market in the near future. Video below, posted by MRD VlogsShows us the unveiling event of these e-scooters.
The Yamaha NEO’S is an urban passenger with a range of up to 68 km, thanks to two interchangeable battery packs (50.4 V, 19.2 Ah Li-ion batteries). The scooter also gets some premium features, including a full-digital LCD instrument console with smart key integration and smartphone connectivity. It gets an LED lighting system, telescopic front forks, monoshock rear suspension and a 27-liter underseat storage.
The Yamaha E01 is a maxi-style concept scooter that can deliver a claimed range of 104 kilometers. It has many useful features like all-LED lighting, a full-digital LCD instrument console (with smartphone connectivity and built-in SIM card), regenerative braking, drive mode (echo, normal, power), reverse drive function, etc. .
The Yamaha NEO’S was launched in Europe last month, priced at € 3,099 (approximately Rs 2.5 lakh) and the E01 will be ready for retail in the coming years. We are not sure when these two electric scooters will be sold in India, if they ever will. However, with the push for electrification in the Indian automobile industry, we think Yamaha will definitely add EVs to its lineup soon.
Yamaha is not the only mainstream two-wheeler maker planning to enter the EV market in India. Honda will do the same, hopefully with an Activa-based electric scooter. Suzuki is currently working on an electric version of Burgman Street, which is expected to go on sale this year.