Yamaha EMF Electric Scooter Launched – Features Swappable Batteries

Yamaha has officially unveiled the ‘EMF’ electric scooter, developed with Taiwan’s Gogoro that features a swappable battery system.

The EMF e-scooter was designed by Yamaha’s Taiwan (Yamaha Motor R&D Taiwan Co.) division and is based on the Gogoro Design Kit.

The EMF is undoubtedly unique; it features vertically stacked twin-LED headlights, single-piece seats, footboard and flat side panels, while the tail section gets sleek turn indicators and twin LED taillights.

Although the pillion seat is almost non-existent, Yamaha is kindly enough to fit the rear end with integrated grab handles.

Other exciting features include a fully digital instrument with the smartphone connectivity offers turn-by-turn navigation, last parked location, fleet management system and NFC-enabled smart key.

Other notable features include:

  • conventional telescopic front forks
  • twin rear shock absorbers
  • 10-inch alloy wheels
  • front and rear disc
  • combined-braking system (CBS)

However, the main highlight has to be its swappable twin battery pack connected to a liquid-cooled permanent magnet motor that can generate a peak power of 7.6kW (11hp) and 26Nm of torque.

Thanks to the battery weighing 21kg, the scooter tips the scale at 114kg.

According to Yamaha, the EMF scooter will go on sale in Taiwan in March this year, with the first 200 pre-orders is open for a price of TWD99,800 (RM15k).

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