Honda files design patent for new Electric Scooter in India, Range up to 130 Kms
Honda is reportedly working on an EV options for Indian market called U-Go electric scooter. As per reports, Honda has filed a design patent for the U-Go electric scooter in India.
The U-Go electric scooter is manufactured in China as part of the joint venture between Honda Motor Japan and Guangzhou Motors Group Company. The joint entity manufactures other electric two-wheelers as well such as U-be, e-POP and e-SCR. The manufacturer could bring any of these or their derivatives in future to India, as part of their EV portfolio expansion plan for the country.
Honda U-Go features
Honda U-Go primarily has a cute look that is aimed to attract younger customers. The electric scooter features a simple, clutter-free design, sporty LED headlamp with DRL, sleek LED turn indicators, round rear view mirrors, sharp body panels and floating-type rear LED tail light. The compact LCD display panel of the scooter displays information like battery percentage, speed, mileage and ride mode. Two persons can ride comfortably on the scooter.
It also gets large footboard space, front hook and cargo box, 26-litre under seat storage, folding rear foot rest and USB charging. Riding comfort has been optimized with features such as flat seat and ergonomically placed handlebar.
Honda U-Go performance
The U-Go electric scooter is offred in two variants in China–a standard version and a light version. Both U-Go variants utilize a 48v, 30 amp removable battery pack. The U-Go standard variant has a rated power of 1200 watt whereas the light variant produces 800 watt. Both the variants offer top speed of 53 kmph and 43 kmph, respectively. The standard variant has a estimated range of around 65 km on a full charge. But, if the users wants more range they can increase it up to 130 kms, by using a second battery pack. However, this upgrade will limit the available under seat storage.
The specifications are the same for both variants. U-Go electric scooter is 1,790 mm long, 680 mm wide and 1080 mm tall. Ground clearance is 130 mm whereas wheelbase is 1300 mm. Both variants have kerb weight of 83 kg.
Apart from fully electric two-wheelers, Honda is also planning to add some flex-fuel vehicles to its portfolio in India.