Honda U-GO in collaboration with Chinese counterpart Wuyang-Honda has launched its electric scooter available for the Chinese market only. This vehicle is specially designed for the urban slot and is therefore backed with high speed and power.
This standard model of Honda U-GO will include a 1.2 kW rated hub motor at a continuous rate along with a peak output of 1.8 kW. This e-scooter also offers a high-class body layout with a top speed of 53 kmph. When we compare the lower speed model, it equally etches the brilliance with an 800 W continuous hub motor with a peak power of 1.2 kW. Its maximum speed is 43 kmph. Both these magnificent models offer a 48V and 30Ah removable lithium-ion battery with a potential range of 1.44 kWh. This power station also offers an array of 65 km which can be further enhanced by 130 km through adding a second battery.
Additionally, this model also confers features like an LCD screen that enables a clear view of speed, distance, charge and riding mode of the scooter. The scooter also includes an LED headlight with triple beams on the rear apron with an LED DRL strip to safeguard the entire setup. The model also displays 2-inch front and 10-inch rear alloy wheels with 26-litre under-seat storage.
The range of e-scooters presented by Honda starts from 7,499 RMB ($1,150) which is approximately ₹85,000 (as per INR). As per the reports, the e-scooters by Honda will soon reach the Chinese markets and will gradually take turns towards the other western markets for trade.
The Honda U-GO is expected to be launched with its assemblage of electric scooters and motorcycles with the endorsement of government incentives. However, the official stance from Honda is yet to be announced.