Leading Japanese car manufacturer Honda is going green with a new zero-emission electric scooter.
The new EV-neo scooter that can be equaled with a 50cc petrol-powered bike can take one 20 miles on a single charge and can reach speeds of up to 20mph.
The product released in Japan is targeted at delivery companies such as pizza firms.
Honda General Manager Toshiyuki Inuma said the new scooter gives the company a chance to make its presence felt in the electric vehicle area.
Though Honda has the Insight hybrid car in its portfolio, but it has been quite inactive in the two-wheeler division compared with its competitors Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors.
Mr Inuma said:" The motorcycle is a more nimble business, and it allows us to try out more things."
The company plans to lease the scooters instead of selling them and hopes to set a price of up to £5,200 each - lower than that of a normal motorbike including petrol prices over three years.
No details regarding overseas plans for the EV-neo or sales to individual customers have been announced.
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