yamaha reveals latest edition of its three-wheeled electric scooter

yamaha reveals latest edition of its three-wheeled electric scooter

yamaha has unveiled the final version of its three-wheeled tritown electric scooter, a scooter is designed for last-mile journeys, or to travel shorter distances with ease. this compact electric vehicle with twin front wheels utilizes yamaha’s leaning multi-wheel (LMW) mechanism and is ridden standing up.

yamaha reveals latest edition of its three-wheeled electric scooter

the 2017 edition of the yamaha tritown
images courtesy of yamaha



the concept was first unveiled at the 2017 tokyo motor show as part of the yamaha future garage. it uses the same leaning mechanism seen in earlier concepts like the tesseract four-wheel motorcycle and the tricity three-wheel motorbike. the leaning mechanism is built into the two front wheels of the scooter, with propulsion coming via a 500w electric motor that is built into the rear.



a 380 Wh battery, which is mounted on the frame, powers the vehicle that can reach a maximum speed of 25 km/h. it is also both lightweight and compact, featuring a skeletal frame that weighs around 40 kg. in its current form, the scooter measures just over a meter (3.3 ft) in length.



after revealing its concept back in 2017, more recently yamaha showed off its revised design at CES earlier in the year. it has since carried out a month-long testing phase in april, inviting members of the general public in japan to try the scooter. the company plans to gather data from these testing phases as it looks towards a production-ready version.


project info


company: yamaha
model: tritown

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