Honda EM1 e Specs Revealed, with a Claimed Range of 48km
Honda has officially revealed the specifications of the EM1 e: electric scooter, which was first shown at EICMA 2022.
The EM1 e: follows the Japanese automaker’s September 2022 announcement that it plans to launch 10 or more electric two-wheelers worldwide by 2025. It is also a significant first step towards Honda’s goal of carbon neutrality for its motorcycle lineups by the 2040s.
The ‘EM’ abbreviation stands for Electric Moped, and Honda claims that the model is aimed squarely at a young demographic looking for easy, fun, emission-free urban transportation.
- The hub-mounted motor has a peak output of 1.7kW
- The battery pack weighs around 10kg and charges in around 6 hours
- Gets all-LED lights and a USB charger
Honda EM1 e: engine
The EM1 e: is propelled by a hub-mounted motor with a continuous output of 0.58kW and a peak output of 1.7kW, as well as a top speed of 45kph. There’s also an ECON mode, which limits output to 0.86kW, softens throttle response, and lowers top speed.
The battery pack, charging, and range of the Honda EM1 e
The EM1 e: is powered by a Honda Mobile Power Pack e: swappable lithium-ion battery weighing approximately 10kg. The e-scooter has a 5.3kg charger that draws power from a single-phase AC 100-240V domestic source and produces a maximum of 270W.
Charging time is approximately six hours from zero to maximum while charging time from 25% to 75% is only 2.7 hours (160 minutes). Honda claims that the Honda Mobile Power Pack e: can be charged over 2,500 times.
In terms of range, the EM1 e: is said to have a usable capacity of 41.3km, which can be extended to up to 48km in ECON mode.
Honda EM1 e dimensions and underpinnings
The Honda EM1 e: e-scooter is 1,860mm long, has a 1,300mm wheelbase, and a 740mm seat height. The ground clearance is 135mm and the weight, including the battery, is only 95kg. The frame is made of strong steel underpinnings, and the suspension is handled by a 31mm telescopic fork up front and twin shock absorbers.
The tyres are 90/90-12 in the front and 100/90-10 in the rear. The front wheel is cast aluminum, while the rear wheel is made of an aluminum/steel composite. The brakes are a 190mm/single-piston caliper disc in front and a 110mm drum in the back, with a Combined Brake System (CBS) included.
Honda EM1 e: design and features
The EM1 e: is designed to stand out from its ICE siblings, with smooth, organic curves up front and a more angular rear section.
The EM1 e: features a simple digital dash, all-LED lighting, 3.3 liters of under-seat storage, a bottle holder, a USB charger, and a hook in the front apron for small bags. A rear luggage rack is useful.
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