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Official: Honda To Manufacture Electric Motorcycles by 2010

  Posted at 12:45:11 PM
  File under  Honda Ecology Electrical
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

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So far there have been many speculations and unofficial releases, but now Honda have released a press statement:- Honda will make an electric motorcycle by the year 2010!

Honda's President and CEO, Takeo Fukui stated that the company is currently developing a CO2-less motorcycle. According to their CEO, Honda needs to move into this technology in order to sustain its business for the next 100 years.

According to Honda, motorcycles are better suited for battery operation (ed: then cars), since most motorcycle are used on relatively short distances.

Honda Hybrid Scooter

Honda have in the past (2004) produced a prototype ecological scooter (pictured above), with a 50cc hybrid scooter powered by a 360 kW battery. but those efforts never materialized in a real production vehicle. Now, Honda is serious, and next year we should see the first model appearing.

Imagine a CBR1000-E(lectric).....Thumb Up Smiley

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