Ariel Schwartz

Yamaha Unveils Slick EC-f Electric Motorcycle

by , 10/22/09
filed under: Green Transportation

sustainable design, green design, transportation, electric motorcycle, tokyo motor show, yamaha, ev, phev, ec-f

We’ve see plenty of great green concept cars at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, but Yamaha might take the prize for the best-looking two-wheeler with its new EC-f electric motorcycle. Designed to make motorcycling attractive to riders of all ages and experience levels, the vehicle features  a lightweight aluminum frame, a long-lasting lithium ion battery, and a 0.6 kWh electric motor.

sustainable design, green design, transportation, electric motorcycle, tokyo motor show, yamaha, ev, phev, ec-f

Perfect for commuting and short urban jaunts, the EC-f features a built-in charger that can be plugged in to any standard outlet. In order to make the EC-f even more enticing for potential riders, Yamaha has partnered with major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers to lobby for more free motorcycle parking spaces and easier access to licenses. Admirable goals for car congestion-plagued Japan, but just because a motorcycle looks like fun doesn’t mean it’s easy to ride!

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5 Comments

  1. tanygeo01 June 24, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    The initiative taken for the concern is very serious and need an attention of every one. This is the concern which exists in the society and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as possible. I like this particular article. It gives me an additional input on the information around the world Thanks a lot and keep going with posting such information.
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  2. robin yates November 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    good to see a major bike manufacturer looking to new ideas and new shapes,,,,,,,

  3. lite October 23, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Mmm, uh, 0.6 kWh motor? Is it 600 W motor, or 600 Wh battery capacity? I suspect the latter, but what do you think ;-)

  4. hard money October 23, 2009 at 1:47 am

    great design. i agree it is a fun bike. looks yamaha is planning for the future.

  5. mysterhie October 22, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I want to give props to Yamaha for coming up with an original design for an electric motorcycle… but I would be embarrassed to ride that scooter. It looks like a children’s toy.

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