Electric Everything: Yamaha Unveils Two New Electric Scooters
Just a few days ago we caught wind of two new electric scooters that Yamaha recently revealed to the moto community – and while the unveiling is certainly a smart move given the demand for accessible electric machines, we can’t say it surprised anybody here at wBW.
For one thing, Yamaha gave us a hefty heads-up back in 2019 that they would be contributing to smaller-displacement electric units when they came out with their EC-05 – a spiffy little scoot with swappable batteries that provided an alternative to range specs in electric offerings of the industry.
Yes, this is a machine that’s currently up and running – and Yamaha’s told us that we will be getting a refreshed version of this 125cc model, though it’s unlikely that it will be available for a spring debut given the fixed single battery peeked at us in prototype filings.
Apparently, for this particular machine to be successful, Yamaha’s waiting until there is some kind of charging network in place – preferably starting small, in a large city such as Paris or Milan.
Once the network proves the E01 is useful, Yammie will put it into production with the whole process being estimated at around 2-3 years to reach completion.
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