Yamaha Vietnam’s electric vehicle assembly and production line is located on the campus of a traditional motorcycle factory in Hanoi and has been in operation since March 16. According to this car company, this is the first factory outside Japan to manufacture Neo’s electric vehicles for markets in Europe.
Neo’s is the first electric scooter from Yamaha assembled in the Vietnamese market. This compact scooter model has a length, width, and height of 1,875 x 695 x 1,120 mm, respectively, with a ground clearance of 135 mm, a seat height of 795 mm and a weight of 90 kg (including battery). Neo’s size is almost equivalent to its Latte scooter model.
Yamaha Neo’s for the European market.
The car uses an AC electric motor with a capacity of 2,300 W (3.1 hp), torque of 136 Nm, which can reach a maximum speed of less than 50 km/h. The Japanese automaker said that the vehicle’s production capacity is equivalent to that of a traditional motorcycle using a 50 cc engine.
Neo’s uses a 19.2 Ah lithium-ion battery pack, charging time 8 hours, can meet the ability to operate continuously about 70 km. In addition, the trunk under the saddle can also store an extra battery. However, users have to buy more of this battery when the need arises. The Yamaha car battery system is developed and manufactured by a Japanese company in a Chinese factory. In the UK, the electric scooter model costs around £3,700.
Manufacturer representatives said the current assembly line ships about 50 vehicles per day and could increase as market demand is higher. The first batch of cars for the European market is expected to be about 10,000 units.
Among the traditional motorcycle brands in Vietnam, currently only SYM manufactures and distributes electric motorcycles to the market. Other brands such as Honda, Yamaha… still focus on manufacturing and selling traditional motorcycles commercially. Although before that, Honda used to bring electric motorbikes to Vietnam to study the feasibility. Currently, the Vietnamese electric motorcycle market is mainly made up of brands without clear origins. There are well-known investment brands such as VinFast, Pega, etc.
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