Honda reveals first-ever electric motorcycle for Europe, the EM1 e:
Honda's initial electric moped is part of its expanding e-mobility range
Honda has unveiled its first-ever electric motorcycle to be sold in Europe - the EM1 e:.
The EM1 e:'s name contains three significant details. The "EM '' refers to "electric moped", the "1" indicates that it is Honda's initial electric moped. The "e:" meanwhile signifies that it is part of Honda's e-mobility range, which the firm has ambitious plans to expand.
It is equipped with a 2.3 horsepower (at peak) motor that can reach a top speed of 30mph, and is powered by Honda's removable lithium-ion battery, called Honda Mobile Power Pack e.
The company says this delivers a maximum range of 30 miles when using the bike’s ECON mode, and that it can be charged from 25 to 75 percent in two hours and forty minutes.
The motorcycle is only available for lease, not purchase, as Honda says this guarantees that customers do not have to bear the responsibility of disposing or recycling the Honda Mobile Power Pack e:.
When it becomes available in the coming months, the EM1 e: will come finished in a choice of three colours, "Pearl Sunbeam White", "Digital Silver Metallic", and "Matte Ballistic Black Metallic".