Put this Honda in the boot and you’re good to go.

The all-new Honda Motocompacto is foldable e-scooter that redefines affordable all-
electric personal transportation with sleek and simple styling and innovative, ultra-compact
foldable design.

With a 6.8Ah battery and charge time of 3.5 hours, it has a maximum speed of 25km/h and
zero-emissions range of up to 20km.

It’s inspired by the 50cc two-stroke Honda Motocompo of the early 1980s. It was the
smallest scooter ever produced by Honda and folded into a rectangle for easy storage.

It in turn was inspired by the World War II British folding motorcycle called the Welbike
which was designed to be used by paratroopers for transportation on the ground.

Weighing 18.7kg, Motocompacto comes with a standard compact charger that can be
stowed on-board.

It’s described as a fun and innovative facet of the larger Honda electrification strategy.

Perfect for getting around cityscapes or college campuses and for use as a first-mile/last-
mile vehicle, the zero-emissions Motocompacto was designed and developed by Honda
engineers in the US to provide riders with easy and fun-to-ride mobility that greatly
reduces their carbon footprint while offering great convenience.

The foldable Motocompacto can be stored and carried in its own compact carrying case
that makes it easy to take along in a vehicle, on public transportation, or store in tight

The launch of Motocompacto coincides with the introduction of the company’s first fully-
electric SUVs, the Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX, both coming to market in early 2024.

Toward its global goal to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities
by 2050, Honda will introduce 30 new EVs globally by 2030 with a global sales volume of
2 million units.

In North America, Honda has laid out an aggressive timeline of EV introductions leading to
2030 and ultimately to 100 per cent zero-emission automobile sales by 2040.

It starts with the beginning of sales next year of the Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX, co-
developed with GM

Then in 2025 a mid- to large-size EV model based on Honda’s original EV architecture will
go on sale.
Motocompacto is available to buy in the United States at a recommended retail price of US

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About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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