Suzuki Motor Corp. has provided the public a first look at an electric scooter prototype.
The company has begun on-road tests of the scooter, named the e-Let’s, in Japan, Suzuki said in a press release. Suzuki said it plans to use the resulting data in development efforts aimed at creating a production model.
The e-Let’s is based on a petrol-engine scooter. It has a high-performance, in-wheel motor with regenerative braking capability, a lithium-ion battery and a charging system within a compact, lightweight chassis.
Suzuki said it weighs almost the same as the petrol-engine model. The battery is charged from a 100V household outlet. A single charge takes about four hours and provides a range of about 19 miles.