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tokyo motor show   honda motor compo foldable electric scooter
dec 02, 2011
tokyo motor show honda motor compo foldable electric scooter


honda ‘motor compo’ electric scooter concept

on exhibition at tokyo motor show 2011, honda‘s ‘motor compo’ is a foldable electric scooter
whose design hearkens back to the 1980′s ‘motocompo’. the front-wheel drive vehicle measures
under 3 feet (1 meter) in both length and height. the ‘motor compo’ is designed to fit easily
into honda’s ‘micro commuter’ concept vehicle (covered in this designboom article),
and like the ‘loop battery’ of the ‘micro commuter’, the power pack of the ‘motor compo’
can be removed and used to power personal electronic devices.

a honda employee was quoted as saying:

‘looking at the ‘motor compo’ now, it’s as if we combined the memories of both
the city [line of honda cars] and the [1980's original] motocompo to create an image
to represent this new generation.’


3/4 front view


view of the device folded


handlebar with smartphone control

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