The Honda Motocompacto: Revolutionizing Urban E-Scooter Mobility

honda motocompacto

The Honda Motocompacto, drawing inspiration from the 1980s Honda Motocompo, brings a fresh perspective to e-scooters. This all-electric, budget-friendly transportation solution boasts a sleek, minimalist design and a groundbreaking foldable feature.

The Honda Motocompacto was awarded Best of Innovation – Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility at the CES Innovation Awards 2024, which says a lot about its innovative and smart features.

A Sustainable and Convenient Urban Travel Solution

Honda Motocompacto

Tailored for contemporary urban travel, the zero-emissions Motocompacto offers an enjoyable and eco-friendly ride. It reaches speeds up to 15 mph and covers up to 12 miles on a single charge. Recharging is effortless and quick, taking only 3.5 hours using a standard 110 v outlet.

Honda’s Vision of Electrification and Eco-Friendly Transportation

Honda Motocompacto

Jane Nakagawa, vice president of the R&D Business Unit at American Honda Motor Co., Inc., emphasizes that the Motocompacto is a key part of Honda’s broader electrification and carbon neutrality goals. The e-scooter complements Honda’s new all-electric SUV range, offering customers a complete zero-emissions transportation package.

Innovative Design: A Fusion of Function and Style

Honda Motocompacto

Developed by Honda engineers in Ohio and California, the Motocompacto is not only stylish but also practical with its unique folding capability, transforming into a compact, portable case. This feature has garnered the project 32 patents and makes it ideal for various storage and transport situations.

Ideal for Urban and Campus Commuting

Honda Motocompacto

The Motocompacto is designed for optimal comfort and convenience, making it perfect for navigating city streets and college campuses. It includes a comfortable seat, secure foot pegs, on-board storage, digital speedometer, charge gauge, and an easy-to-carry handle.

Additionally, a user-friendly phone app, connected via Bluetooth®, allows riders to customize settings such as lighting and ride modes.

Focus on Safety and Durability

Honda Motocompacto

Nick Ziraldo, the project’s lead and design engineering unit leader at Honda Development and Manufacturing of America, highlights the scooter’s safety features.

These include a sturdy heat-treated aluminum frame, bright LED lights, side reflectors, and a steel lock loop for security, compatible with most bike locks.

Personalization and Accessories

Honda Motocompacto

The Motocompacto’s design is ideal for personalization with decals, stickers, and skins. Honda also plans to release a range of Motocompacto-branded accessories, including helmets, backpacks, and apparel, to enhance the riding experience.

Charging Made Simple

The scooter includes an on-board, compact charger for convenient recharging, ensuring riders are always ready to go.

Honda Motocompacto hit the market in November 2023, and is available through and select Honda and Acura dealers, this innovative scooter is priced at an accessible $995.

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