Mon. Sep 25th, 2023
    Honda Revamps the Motocompo as the Electric Motocompacto for Last-Mile Transportation

    Honda has reintroduced the iconic Motocompo as the electric Motocompacto, targeting the last-mile transportation market in the US. The compact two-wheeler features a front-wheel-mounted electric motor powered by a 6.8Ah battery pack. With a top speed of 24kph and a range of approximately 20km per charge, the Motocompacto offers convenience for short distance travel. It takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the electric bike.

    Jane Nakagawa, Vice President of the R&D business unit at American Honda Motor Co, enthused, “Motocompacto is uniquely Honda – a fun, innovative and unexpected facet of our larger electrification strategy.” The vehicle supports Honda’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by providing customers with end-to-end zero-emissions transport.

    Resurrecting the functionality of its predecessor, the Motocompacto’s seat, handlebars, and footpegs can be conveniently folded into its body. Additionally, the compact electric powertrain reduces the weight to 18.7kg, making it less bulky than the original Motocompo. When unfolded, the bike measures 97cm long, 44cm wide, and 89cm tall. When folded, it becomes 74cm tall, 9cm wide, and 54cm tall.

    Aside from the Motocompacto itself, Honda plans to introduce a range of accessories, including helmets, backpacks, stickers, decals, and apparel. Priced at US$995 (NZ$1684), the Motocompacto can be purchased online or at Honda and Acura dealers. It may also be available as an optional extra when purchasing Honda’s North American electric SUVs.

    The electric SUV lineup, starting with the Prologue model, has been developed in collaboration with GM. More details about the Prologue will be unveiled next year, including pricing and available variants. The Prologue is expected to offer at least one all-wheel drive option and prove to be a competitive choice in the electric SUV market. Notably, the Prologue has ample space to accommodate the Motocompacto in its boot, adding to its convenience factor.

    – The original article from Stuff.