Honda has launched an electric version of one of its existing mopeds, which will currently be available only in the Chinese market. The Honda MS01 Electric Moped is the electric version of one of the company’s popular Cub models. The company has reportedly said that around 5,000 units of this electric moped will be available for local delivery. It has been designed keeping in mind the short urban journeys. The company claims that it can run 65 km on a single charge.
Insideevs according, Honda MS01 has been launched in China for 4,980 Chinese Yuan (about Rs 59,000). The company says that this electric moped will be first sold in China. However, no information has been given about its availability in other markets at the moment.
The Honda MS01 Electric Moped is an affordable and durable option for short urban trips. As we mentioned, it has a single charge range of 65 km. This electric two-wheeler has been developed jointly by Honda and Muji.
The Honda MS01 electric moped gets 17-inch size tubeless tyres, which will be able to handle all types of on-road riding. The MS01 gets a 400W hub-mounted motor, thanks to which this electric moped can reach a top speed of 25 kilometers per hour (16 mph). It also gets a regenerative EBS power system.
The company has fitted a 48V/20Ah capacity lithium battery pack in this moped. Thanks to its 65 km range, the rider will only have to charge it once or twice a week if he undertakes short urban trips.
This moped comes with pedal-assist feature. It gets a U-shape body and can be easily driven by riders of all sizes, thanks to the small bike pedal. The scooter gets traditional handlebars. It seems that the company has not included more advanced and fancy features in this electric moped to keep the price down.