In a dealer event yesterday, Yamaha India displayed the NEO’s and the E01 electric scooters. Both are slated to launch in India - NEO’s in upcoming months, while E01 could be in 2024. The latter is also yet to be launched in international markets.
Until that happens, here’s some info on them:
2.3kW, 136Nm motor
8 hours for a full charge using a 3A wallbox
20-80% in 4 hours
Front disc brake, rear drum
795mm seat height
135mm ground clearance
98kg with battery
8.1kW, 30Nm motor
Full Charge - 1 hour with fast charging | 5 hours with wall charging | 14 hours with a portable charger
Neo’s can be a good option (form factor) for those who want to replace activas or jupiters but the battery is too small and the motor is not powerful enough. The battery should at least be 2.5 kWh capacity to get a reasonable range, but I doubt if they have enough space with the current design.
E01 is very good specs-wise and it will find many takers if they can price it at less than Rs 2 lakhs with these specs. Or a 4 kWh battery option for Rs 1.6 lakhs will be even better. I am sure Yamaha will price this at Rs 2.5 lakhs or even more.