Yamaha introduces the electric moped EMF with a cinematic launch trailer
The well-known Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha is another company who appears to be ready to put more effort into the EV market. After the booming two-wheeler market segment has recently even attracted the iconic French automaker Bugatti, Yamaha has now released a dramatic launch trailer for a brand-new electric moped with the short but memorizable name EMF. The aforementioned video debuted on Yamaha's official YouTube channel earlier today and leaves little doubt that this is not a common kick scooter like the popular Hiboy MAX3 (from US$433 on Amazon).
Instead, the Yamaha EMF is a full-grown moped with a powerful electric powertrain featuring a 7.6 kW (10.3 horsepower) electric motor with 26 Nm of torque. It accelerates the two-wheeler from 0 to 50 kilometers per hour (around 31 mph) in just 3.5 seconds. The four-piston hydraulic brakes should further provide adequate stopping power, while the small storage compartment between the feet of the driver could turn out to be quite handy. Last but not least, the Gogoro battery system ensures that riders in Taiwan can benefit from over 2,000 battery swap locations should their electric moped ever run out of power.
Like some other Yamaha products, the EMF is designed primarily for the Taiwanese market, where mopeds are an extremely popular method of transportation. Apart from the fact that the EMF will be available in three colors, the company has not released any further technical specifications of this intriguing electric vehicle, and since the trailer seems to be rendered for the most part, it seems likely that Yamaha will release more details before the EMF will eventually be released.