Honda Japan has given us our first look at a new all-electric version of its popular three-wheeled Gyro scooter, the Gyro Canopy:e. As the name suggests, this one has a roof!
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Designed with delivery drivers in mind, this is the first electric scooter to release in the Japanese market.
Featuring a windshield that curves up into an overhead canopy, the Honda Gyro Canopy:e will help protect against the elements. The roof extends past the backrest to help shield carried cargo as well. However, nothing short of being wholly sealed won’t keep all the rain out. As for the driver, you’d best bring a jacket too since the sides are completely open. But riding at speed will shed most of that water, and the double-link wiper will help keep your vision clear.
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The electric cargo trike claims to have a max power output of 3,200W with a continuous power output of 580W. In addition, Honda reports a maximum range of 77 km (48 miles), based on an average of 30 km/h (18 mph), frequently used in most urban areas.
It’ll take five hours to charge the battery to get back on the road. However, riders can get around that by using the Gyro-style swappable batteries. Two batteries add up to 2.6 kWh, and they can be swapped for freshly charged batteries once they are drained, which fit neatly under the seat. The whole process takes less time than filling up a tank with gas.
The Gyro Canopy e is on sale exclusively in Japan in white or red for 715,000 yen, which converts to about $6,275.