Honda has unveiled its latest addition to the electric vehicle fleet, the Motocompacto e-scooter. This stand-out e-scooter, which weighs less than 50 pounds, is targeted at urban riders due to its zero-emission range of 12 miles. Its unique, foldable and lightweight design allows the handlebars and seat to be tucked into the main body of the scooter, facilitating seamless transport and storage. The Motocompacto's efficient battery management allows it to fully charge in just 3.5 hours using a standard 110 v outlet. Although compact, it doesn't compromise performance, with a maximum speed of 15 mph.
Priced reasonably at $995, Honda plans to make the Motocompacto available for purchase later this year. Despite being economical, it doesn't skim over the bells and whistles of modern technology. The offerings include a comfortable and cushioned seat for enhanced rider comfort, on-board storage, digital speedometer, and above all, a comfortable carry handle for ease of transport. What separates it from traditional scooters is the Bluetooth compatibility, allowing riders to conveniently adjust personal settings using a dedicated phone app.
The introduction of the Motocompacto aligns with Honda's electric vehicle initiative which aims for a more sustainable future by increasing the release of electric models by 2030. By 2040, the company envisions selling only electric or fuel cell models. The Motocompacto is not just an urban, easy-to-ride e-scooter, but also a testament to Honda's ambition to achieve carbon neutrality. As an integral part of Honda's all-electric lineup that includes a series of SUVs, the Motocompacto signifies a significant step in Honda's commitment to environmental stewardship.