Yamaha to support e-Ride Tokyo bike battery sharing field test, 2021 Tokyo EV Bike Collection

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Yamaha announced last December 2 that it will support the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s e-Ride Tokyo electric bike battery sharing field test. The said battery sharing initiative will be conducted in the Itabashi Ward area from mid-December 2021 to mid-March 2022 by providing electric bikes and holding riding safety classes.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is e-Ride Tokyo?

    The e-Ride Tokyo is a collaborative effort by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Itabashi Ward, and related companies aimed to ascertain the proper e-bike infrastructure in Japan.
  • How will Yamaha help the e-Ride Tokyo program?

    Yamaha will support the project by lending 30 units of its E-Vino electric scooter, by managing the field testing, and by providing riding safety classes for trial participants.
  • What is the EV Bike Collection?

    The EV Bike Collection is an event aimed to further popularize electric bikes in Japan.
  • What bikes did Yamaha showcase in the EV Bike Collection?

    Yamaha showcased its TY-E electric trials bike, E-Vino electric scooter, and YPJ-MT Pro electrically power-assisted mountain bike, and provided five E-Vinos for test rides.
  • The e-Ride Tokyo is a collaborative effort by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Itabashi Ward, and related companies. The program aims to ascertain the required infrastructure for when general consumers and companies in Tokyo use electric bikes.

    Yamaha will support the project by lending 30 units of its E-Vino electric scooter — currently sold in Japan — to the company managing and running the field test and also providing riding safety classes for trial participants.

    In addition, Yamaha also participated in recent activities to further popularize electric bikes by providing its own electric vehicles for display, offering test rides, and more at the EV Bike Collection in Tokyo.

    The event was held at the Tokyo International Forum (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo) last weekend on December 4 and 5.

    At the EV Bike Collection, Yamaha showcased its TY-E electric trials bike, E-Vino electric scooter, and YPJ-MT Pro electrically power-assisted mountain bike, as well as provided five E-Vinos for test rides.

    Top trials rider and 11-time All Japan Trial Champion Kenichi Kuroyama also gave a demonstration ride on the TY-E.

    In July, Yamaha 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.

    Based on this review, the Company will further accelerate its efforts toward achieving carbon neutrality, and by meeting its goals, continue to offer new excitement and a more fulfilling life for people all over the world.

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