Due for release in summer 2023, the EM1 e: is the first Honda EV two wheeler for customers in Europe, and the first model to be unveiled following Honda’s announcement of its plans to introduce 10 or more electric motorcycle models globally by 2025. Honda tell us that, “It is a significant first step towards meeting Honda’s stated aim of carbon neutrality for all its motorcycle line-up during the 2040s.”
The ‘EM’ stands for Electric Moped, and the model is aimed squarely at a young demographic looking for easy, fun urban transport. “It is compact, flat-floored, with a smoothed styling that marks out its difference and unique identity within the Honda range. Perfect for short hops around town and for making journeys to work or college efficient, quiet and emission-free, the EM1 e: syncs neatly with modern expectations for urban mobility.”
The EM1 e: is powered by a Honda Mobile Power Pack e. They claim that a single charge will offer a riding range of over 40km, and the Mobile Power Pack (MPP) is designed to withstand different temperatures, humidity levels, impacts and vibrations. As its name suggest, the MPP is a swappable battery that can be easily removed from the EM1 e: for charging in the comfort of your home, which for those without access to an external power point is of course good news.
No date has been set for either European or UK launch, but with Honda’s reputation it will be interesting to watch the progress of this scooter and indeed the range of electric scooters and motorcycles thery plan to produce over the vcming years.
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