PERSONAL MOBILITY— A HONDA REVOLUTION WITH THE MOTOCOMPACTO
By Piero Facchin
A new version of electric scooters inspired by the Honda Motocompo of the early ’80s, the all-new Honda Motocompacto redefines affordable all-electric personal transportation with elegant, simple styling and an innovative, ultra-compact folding design. Sales begin exclusively at Motocompacto.honda.com and at Honda and Acura auto dealers in November, with an MSRP of just $995.
The zero-emission Motocompacto is designed for the modern realities of urban mobility, offering cyclists an alternative means of transportation that’s easy and fun to ride. It helps to significantly reduce their carbon footprint while offering great convenience. With a top speed of 24 km/h and a range of up to 20 km, the Motocompacto recovers its full charge in just 3.5 hours, in folded and ready-to-ride configuration, using a common 110 V socket.
“The Motocompacto, unique to Honda, represents a fun, innovative and unexpected facet of our broader electrification strategy,” said Jane Nakagawa, Vice President, R&D Business Unit, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. It will be sold in conjunction with Honda’s new all-electric SUVs.
The Motocompacto, designed and developed jointly by Honda engineers in Ohio and California, is an innovative approach to personal electric transportation. It has been awarded 32 patents. Uniquely foldable, the Motocompacto quickly transforms into its own compact, lightweight and stackable carrying case, easy to take along in a vehicle, on public transport or to store in a tight spot.
Future owners will be treated to some fun and functional range of Motocompacto-branded accessories, including a helmet, backpack, clothing and much more.