Sales begin today for Honda’s peculiar small briefcase-shaped electric scooter

    A few months ago, Honda unveiled its smallest electric vehicle, the Motocompacto. Now, the company has opened the order books for its tiny electric scooter, offering the opportunity to own a new Honda EV for under $1,000.

    Priced at $995, the Motocompacto pays homage to the classic Honda Motocompo motorcycle from the early 1980s, but with an all-electric design. The original Motocompo was a small gasoline-powered motorcycle designed to fit in the trunk of a small car, providing an option for urban transportation.

    The updated Motocompacto features a small powertrain with a front wheel motor measuring 490W and a top speed of 15 mph (25 km/h). The battery capacity is listed as “6.8Ah,” but the system voltage is not specified. The estimated range is up to 12 miles.

    The Motocompacto comes with a 110V charger that can recharge the battery in 3.5 hours. It also includes rider comforts and conveniences such as a cushy seat, secure grip foot pegs, on-board storage, a digital speedometer, and a charge gauge. Riders can adjust their personal settings, including lighting and ride modes, via Bluetooth using a phone app.

    Orders for the Motocompacto are now open. Customers have the option to order online or visit a local Honda or Acura dealer in person. The base price of $995 may vary depending on added taxes and local dealer fees.

    While the Motocompacto may not offer peak performance, its compact design and foldable features make it easy to store and transport. The engineering and Honda brand reputation also contribute to its appeal. Overall, it’s an interesting and fun-looking option for short distance urban travel.

    As always, continue to stay tuned for more updates and insights on the latest electric vehicles and innovations in the industry.

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