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

comments policy
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

electric bikes (65 articles)

dec 02, 2011
product library