Honda Striemo three-wheeled scooter revealed with 30 km range
Honda has launched the Striemo, a three-wheeled electric micro-mobility vehicle. The e-scooter is from a new business venture of the same name, originating from Honda’s IGNITION start-up program.
The vehicle has a balance assist mechanism, which Striemo claims is a world first, making it remarkably stable. This means that, even at lower speeds, it is harder for a rider to fall off. The company also suggests that this stabilizing technology makes riding over cobblestones and bumps in the road easier. Striemo claims that 80% of kickboard accidents are due to road surface conditions, hence its focus on building a sturdy vehicle.
Three driving modes are available, with a top speed of 25 kph (~16 mph). The battery provides around 30 km (~19 miles) of range and can fully charge in 3.5 hours. The e-scooter measures 1090 x 480 x 1180 (~42.9 x 18.9 x 46.5-in), weighs approximately 20 kg (~44 lbs) and can handle up to 120 kg (~265 lbs).
Customers in Japan can now apply to pre-order the Striemo e-scooter, with a delivery date to be confirmed later this year. The vehicle will cost ¥260,000 (~US$1,927) and will hit European and US markets in 2023. In Japan, the vehicle is treated as an e-bike, meaning you need a license and helmet to ride the scooter in public, and you cannot use it on cycle paths or sidewalks. The Striemo will also be sold for use in commercial settings, such as airports and warehouses.