What are Yamaha's plans for electric mobility? In this series of articles, we have collected the motorcycles and projects on which the main motorcycle manufacturers are working and their programs until 2030.
Yamaha's plans for electric mobility - It's official, the electric motorcycle revolution is coming, albeit in silence, and all the major motorcycle manufacturers have an electric mobility plan. The phenomenon has started for a while, but in 2022 the whole market is taking hold more decisively. At the moment sales are driven by scooters and motorcycles equivalent to the 125cc and 50cc thermal engines, but in the coming years also the sales of electric motorcycles will be increasing.
Convincing motorcyclists that zero-emission riding can offer the same thrills as current combustion engine bikes is no easy task. At the moment, two-wheeled vehicles with electric propulsion will represent around 4% of the European market in 2022, much less than in the automotive sector. However, this share has more than doubled compared to 2021, thanks to new models with performance similar to those with traditional propulsion, and to the eco-incentives present in some European countries.
This is a figure that will continue to grow as public perception - and laws - continue to move towards a greener future, with the next two years seeing some major motorcycle manufacturers enter the electric mobility market; let's see which ones.
The future electric motorcycles of the world's leading manufacturers: YAMAHA
Unlike Honda and Kawasaki, Yamaha has not yet declared its plans in the field of electric mobility in the next decade. However, it has already brought two electric models to the road: the E01 model and the electric NEOS. The first is an 8,1 kW class electric scooter (equivalent to a 125cc) similar to the NMAX with a usability equal to that of a 125cc class heat engine scooter and performance suitable for long-distance mobility. The E01 is already available in Japan and will soon be available in Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand. The formula designed by Yamaha for the E01 is that of sharing and rental. The second is the electric version of the famous NEO's with a 50cc heat engine and is a scooter designed for urban mobility. The NEO's electric is Yamaha's first electric scooter available on the market in Europe.
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