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Yamaha Unveils Slick EC-f Electric Motorcycle

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On October 22, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Green Transportation | 5 Comments

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We’ve see plenty of great green concept cars at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show [1], but Yamaha [2] 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.

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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 [3], but just because a motorcycle looks like fun doesn’t mean it’s easy to ride!

+ Yamaha [2]

Telegraph [4] via DVICE [5]


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[1] Tokyo Motor Show: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/13/five-lean-mean-and-green-electric-vehicles-at-the-tokyo-motor-show/

[2] Yamaha: http://www.yamaha.com/

[3] Japan: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/japan/

[4] Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motor-shows/tokyo-motor-show/6399952/Tokyo-Motor-Show-Yamaha.html

[5] DVICE: http://dvice.com/archives/2009/10/yamaha-unveils.php

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