Honda EV-neo Repsol Electric Scooter Joins MotoGP Paddock

The second electric scooter to join the MotoGP paddock fleet for the 011 FIM MotoGP World Championship racing season, after the Yamaha EC-03 is Honda’s new EV-neo, which will naturally be bearing the Honda Repsol livery.

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.

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.

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,”
Honda explains.

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. According to Honda, 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.
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