Yamaha Neo’s electric scooter has showcased to dealers in India – Yamaha is working on launching an electric scooter soon
Yamaha currently sells the R15, MT-15 and FZ range of motorcycles in India while the company’s scooter range includes the likes of Aerox 155, RayZR Street Rally 125 FI, RayZR 125 FI and Fascino 125 FI. The electric two wheeler segment has seen a near 188 percent YoY growth in FY2023 from sales in FY 2022 and Yamaha expects to garner some portion of this pie.
Keen to have an electric offering in the country where demand is increasing by leaps and bounds, a new Yamaha electric scooter India launch is planned for next year. Yamaha has already showcased two electric scooters to their dealers in India. These are E01 and Neo’s. Both these electric scooters are likely to play a major role in Yamaha’s global two wheeler EV portfolio.
2023 Yamaha Neo’s Electric Scooter
Yamaha has updated the Neo’s electric scooter with new features and colour schemes. It gets a new turquoise colour scheme as a part of its update for the 2023 model year. This new colour option is being offered along with Midnight Black and Milky White that have been available on the NEO’s electric scooter ever since its launch in 2022.
Yamaha Neo’s electric scooter sports retro styling with sleek lines and minimalist body work. It gets LED headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lamps positioned on its number plate LED turn signals. There is an LCD display with smartphone connectivity, offering the rider updates on battery status, calls, messages and route tracking.
Battery Specs, Range
Yamaha Neo’s electric scooter draws its power via a 2.03kW electric motor paired with two removable lithium-ion batteries. Yamaha claims a 70 km range on the Neo’s electric scooter and a top speed limited to 40 km/h.
Charging time is around 8 hours. In 2022, the Yamaha Neo’s electric scooter was priced at 3,199 Euros (US $3,527 or Rs 2.88 lakh). Following its recent update, it now sells at 3,599 Euros (US $3,968 or Rs 3.24 lakh).
New Yamaha Electric Scooter for India
Compared to the electric scooters on sale in India, the Yamaha Neo’s seems a lot more expensive. India launch of the Neo’s might not happen. Instead, we are more likely to get a Neo’s based localized version of Yamaha electric scooter.
Yamaha has confirmed that the prototype testing of their first electric scooter for India has started. Launch is expected sometime next year. Upon launch, it will rival the likes of Ather 450X, TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak, Hero Vida, etc. Yamaha electric scooter price could be in the Rs 1.5 lakh range.