Yamaha Motors (Global) announced that it will launch the Yamaha EMF in Taiwan in March 2022 as its second electric scooter with a swappable battery system through its ongoing collaboration with Gogoro Inc. The EC-05 launched for Taiwan in 2019 was an OEM model designed by Yamaha Motor based on the platform of a Gogoro production vehicle. In contrast, the EMF’s chassis was designed by Yamaha Motor’s local subsidiary of Yamaha Motor R&D Taiwan Co., Ltd. based on the Gogoro Design Kit, and will be produced and marketed by Yamaha Motor Taiwan Co., Ltd. Further, the EMF’s unique styling sets it apart from other two-wheeled EVs to date while its small-diameter wheels provide it with excellent acceleration. These make it a model that is fun and full of friendly appeal.
The EMF will be able to use the many GoStation® battery-swapping stations installed throughout Taiwan by Gogoro Energy Network.
In July 2021, the Company reviewed the Yamaha Motor Group Environmental Plan 2050 originally formulated in 2018 and set a new goal of aiming for carbon neutrality throughout all of its business activities—including across the life cycles of its products—by 2050. One of the goals in the plan is to reduce Scope 3 (Use of sold products) CO2 emissions by 90% by 2050 compared to 2010’s levels. The EMF is a strategic electric vehicle that will be introduced to the market in order to help achieve this goal.
While electric mobility is not new in the Philippine market, we haven’t got the chance to have a taste of an electric scoot that’s been made by top motorcycle manufacturers considering that it is a growing trend throughout Asia. We sure hope we can have a bit of the apple someday as to the world is beginning to shift into electric mobility.
Source: Yamaha Global
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