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 of this year, 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.
Utilizing Gogoro’s Development Kit (GDK), the Yamaha EMF was designed by Yamaha Motor’s local Taiwan subsidiary, Yamaha Motor R&D Taiwan Co., Ltd., and will be produced and marketed by Yamaha Motor Taiwan Co., Ltd.
Gogoro has a system of 10,000 battery-swapping stations in over 2200 locations, and they claim 330,000 daily battery swaps covering 450,000 riders. At this point, 97% of all electric 2-wheel scooters in Taiwan use Gogoro battery swapping.
Yamaha even released a very futuristic video to announce the new bike.
We need something like that here in the U.S.!