2016 Yamaha MOTIV E car review @ Top Speed

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year: 2016 e Horsepower @ RPM: 33 0-60 15 sec. (Est.) Top Speed: 100 mph

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British designer, Gordon Murray, has up with the Yamaha Motor Co. of to create a unique electric city car. Murray is for his revolutionary designs, right Formula 1 cars to high-performance cars like the Mclaren F1. has also had a vision to build fuel-efficient city cars.

His creation comes in the form of the MOTIV.e electric car.

by Yamaha, the MOTIV.e was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. It was one of the jewels of the Yamaha stands year. The increased urban and the need for compact, fuel-efficient has resulted into the creation of the city car.

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to be a two-door micro-mini, the Yamaha has all the design requirements of a city The short overhangs and a large allow for easy parking in spaces. The aim was to reduce the overall of the car and maximize usable interior The first thing that to mind is the smart fortwo a rear profile pretty that of the smart .

The MOTIV.e 2.69 meters (105.9 in length and is 1.47 meters inches) wide and 1.48 (58.3 inches) in height. The has a rather short snout a sleek, blanked-out grille long-elliptical headlights and integrated LED lights. The frontal curve into the side profile in a fashion when viewed the top. Towards the rear, the stretched windshield has an almost rake angle.

The taillights are a simple round LED with triangular pods again blend into the leaving a wedge.

The car uses a composite structures to provide Steel tubing along composites make up the framework of the and the body is made up of weight-saving plastics with a large greenhouse sitting on the top.

The interior of the Gordon Murray-designed MOTIV.e City car is simple and The two-seat micro-mini has a tiny, steering wheel with a instrument cluster. Two round A/C sit on either side of the dash and are in metallic silver. The steering grip has been given red accents to help liven up the a little.

The switch gear is situated on a extrusion running along the of the dashboard.


The drivetrain of the comprises of a single electric with a peak output of 25 kW horsepower). The motor powers the wheels via a single-speed transmission, and it up to 660 pound-feet of peak torque. the system an 8.8 kWh battery pack, should give it a total of over 100 miles.

A battery of size can fully charged in 3 on a domestic-use plug or in 1 hour a quick-charge.

The claimed 0-to-60 mph is 15 seconds, and the car is rated for a top speed of 65 mph, which is decent for a city car of its size.

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The lightweight, structure sits atop a drive layout. The batteries are lower down in the belly of the car for an low center of gravity. Independent has been employed on all four and the framework of the car is designed in such a that it can support different designs.


Yamaha has not the price of the MOTIV.e as for yet.

The smart fortwo ED is a micro-mini on the same principle as the Yamaha with an electric motor into its belly. The 17.7 kWh in the Smart gives it for a respectable of 95 miles, and its top speed is set at about 78 Though it lacks in top speed, the mph sprint is decent at 11.5 making it quicker than the

From the outside, the smart ED like any other smart On the inside, it s not as minimalist as the Yamaha and some decent features.

an expected price tag of around the smart fortwo ED does not in the cheap cheerful category. The should be priced a tad lower the smart if it arrives in the U.S.


The Gordon Murray-designed MOTIV.e may not be the last word in mobility, but it does have a charm to it. It is city car meant to do its job and is ferry you around crowded streets without making too fuss about it. There are alternatives to the Yamaha. however at its point, we don t see anything wrong the MOTIV.e city car.

It has the modern looks, space for a decent speed to drive city and a range of 100 miles.



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