The Yamaha E01 electric scooter was introduced in Indonesia at the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) 2022 arena last April. In addition, the Yamaha E01 design patent has also been registered with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemnkumham) of the Republic of Indonesia. Is that a sign that the electric scooter is for sale?
The Yamaha E01 design patent is registered in the Official Gazette of Industrial Design No. 15/DI/2022 released by the Directorate General of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. In its description, the proposed design patent has a product use as a means of transportation in the form of an electric scooter.
The design patent holder is Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha (Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.) having its address in Iwata, Japan. This scooter design patent has been protected in Indonesia since January 28, 2022.
Public Relations Manager, YRA & Community, PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM), Antonius Widiantoro, responded to the emergence of the E01 electric scooter patent. According to Anton, the registration of a product patent with the competent authority does not necessarily mean that the product is sold to the market.
“Registering a patent does not have to be sold (the product). (The goal is) so that it is not recognized by others. Like yesterday Jupiter MX 135 appeared on the IPR (site) again, it doesn’t matter if it is registered as a patent,” said Anton to reporters in Jakarta (27/5/2022).
Anton added that the presence of the E01 electric scooter in Indonesia remained on the original plan, which was only for the needs of research and research on electric motors according to weather conditions, climate, and driving behavior of Indonesian citizens.
“We will test this for a limited time. A minimum of one year. Later we will see the development, the needs, whether to continue or not. Then according to the target itself, that this unit is only for testing, that’s all. It’s only for internal. No will be sold, will not be rented out,” continued Anton.
For information, Yamaha classifies and registers the E01 electric scooter as a compact class vehicle equivalent to a 125 cc motorcycle. The E01 electric scooter is claimed to be able to reach a maximum speed of 100 km/h and an average maximum mileage of 100 km.
Yamaha E01 electric motorcycle Photo: Muhammad Hafizh Gemilang/detikOto
Dimensionally, the E01 electric scooter is similar in length to the Nmax, where the E01 is 1,930 mm long while the Nmax is 1,935 mm. No doubt, the riding position of the two scooters is also very similar.
The E01 electric scooter also has a fairly low seat height at 755 mm. The rider’s feet can still reach the road surface easily, aka not tiptoe. Under the seat of the E01 there is also a 23 liter luggage capacity that can be used to put a helmet.
Yamaha E01 is equipped with a lithium-ion battery capacity of 4.9 kWh or equivalent to a maximum power of 8.1 kW at 5,000 rpm and 30.2 Nm of torque at 1,950 rpm. The maximum mileage of this electric motor is claimed to be able to penetrate 130 km with the WTMC class 1 calculation method in Europe.
Interestingly, the Yamaha E01 is also equipped with three driving modes, namely Power, Standard, and Eco. For the Power mode, the power is 8.1 kW at 5,000 rpm and the torque is 30.2 Nm at 1,950 rpm, with a maximum speed of 100 km/hour.
In Standard mode, power is 8.1 kW at 5,000 rpm and torque is 24.5 Nm at 1,500 rpm, with a maximum speed of 100 km/h. Then in Eco mode, the power output is 5.4 kW at 4,500 rpm and the torque is 21.4 Nm at 1,500 rpm, with a top speed of 60 km/hour.
Regarding battery charging, there are also three levels. With a fast charger, the battery can be charged from 0-90% in just 1 hour. This fast charger installation can be found at authorized dealers or companies that provide electric vehicle battery charging stations.
Then with a normal charger application (200-240V power supply) it can charge from 0-100% within 5 hours. Normal use of this charger can usually be found in residential homes.
Meanwhile, if you use a portable charger with an output of 100-240V, the process of recharging the battery can take even longer, reaching 14 hours for 0-100%. Because it is portable, this charger system can be used anywhere, whether at home, office, or at school.