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2010

GOOD DESIGN|ライフスケープデザイン賞

Award-winning item
ELECTRIC COMMUTER [EC-03]
Business Owner
YAMAHA MOTOR.CO.,LTD.
Domain/Category
Human Body - Personal Vehicles
Company
YAMAHA MOTOR CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Award Number
10A05017
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2010

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Outline

The EC-03 is an electric commuter scooter built based on Yamaha’s "smart minimum commuter" concept to achieve the company’s long term vision of making a comprehensive case for a new generation of commuting tools that are fun in a whole new way. This model has a newly developed lithium ion battery with high energy density of 50 V, raising output at low speeds while providing the cruising distance for short commutes. Plug-in recharging for batteries enhances convenience.

Producer

YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD., EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SP Business Development Managing Unit, MASANORI KOBAYASHI

Director

ELM DESIGN CO., LTD., President, TSUTOMU NUMATA

Designer

ELM DESIGN CO., LTD., YUUTA TACHIMORI

More information

http://www.yamaha-motor.jp/ev

全国発売
2010/10/1

Evaluation

This could be described as the ultimate design for an electric scooter that Yamaha was aiming for. The EC-03 electric commuter bike is the result of closely investigating better short-range travel in city traffic. Built to an unprecedented concept, the body is compact enough to fit in an elevator, making it convenient for city high-rise dwellers. This expands the possibilities for business use in local areas, including such key bike users as delivery and salespeople. And the layout that eliminates waste has resulted in an incredibly smart design that evokes a new age of small electric scooters for the future. The suggestion to use the EC-03 as a basis for future city planning and urban transportation systems with reduced environmental load, and to provide bike parking with plug-in stations at train stations, schools, hospitals, shops and elsewhere, was strongly praised as a forward-looking, solutions-oriented attitude that motorbike makers should be addressing.

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