(VIDEO) Yamaha MOTIV.e – an electric microcar in partnership with Gordon Murray


We presented the two wheelers that Yamaha was announcing for the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show a few weeks ago... But today we learn that the Japanese brand still had a surprise announcement, an electric citycar, the Yamaha Motiv.e designed in collaboration with Gordon Murray!


Indeed a few months back the English designer Gordon Murray announced that he sold the rights of its microcars T25 (petrol) and T27 (electric) but mostly its innovative manufacturing process called iStream!

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Yamaha diversifies with electric citycars

After motorcycles, scooters, quads and three-wheelers, Yamaha therefore aims at the micro car market with a 2.69m two-seater electric city car. Thanks to the iStream technology it weighs only 730kg allowing it to display a range of 160km from only 7.2kWh of battery.

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The Yamaha's Motiv.e electric motor develops 15kW in continuous and 25kW in peak, it powers the rear wheels up to the 105kph max speed.

Par Technologic Vehicles
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