Honda will provide Barcelona City Council with 18 EV-neos for the period of one year.
A wide range of incentives exist for EVs in Barcelona and with motorcycles accounting for 30% of all vehicles in the city, Barcelona was an ideal location for this Demonstration Program, Honda said Wednesday.
The electric scooter is powered by a 72V/12.6Ah lithium ion battery and can be loaded with up to 30 kg of cargo.
The EV-neo offers up to 34km of range (based on a riding test at a constant speed of 30 km/h on a level surface) from its Toshiba SCiB lithium-ion battery pack.
Honda claims it takes just 30 minutes for a full recharge with the quick charger, designed exclusively for the EV-neo and using a 200-volt power source. With a portable standard charger, stored under the seat, it takes 3.5 hours to fully charge from a 100V outlet.
Lease sales of the EV-neo started in Japan in April 2011 with Honda expecting to sell approximately 1,000 units in the first year. Pricing for the base model starts at 454,650 yen (about 4500 euros), while the EV-neo PRO, which comes with a rear carrier and front basket racket, rests at 459,900 yen. A standard battery charger adds 20,000 yen to the base price, while a quick-charger costs 120,000 yen.