You’re not seeing things – it’s meant to look that way. Honda is resurrecting the Motocompacto, a charming all-electric rideable inspired by the short-lived Honda Motocompo scooter from the ’80s, and surprisingly, it’s turning heads.
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When folded, the Motocompacto resembles one of those foldable tables you might find at a store like Costco, complete with tiny aluminum wheels peeking out from underneath.
To transform it into a scooter, you simply extend the handlebars, seats, and back wheel, and you’re ready to ride something that vaguely resembles a bicycle. (For reference, this quirky ride is just a tad over three feet in length.)
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Honda touts the lightweight nature of its aluminum frame and wheels, but at 41 pounds, it falls into the same weight class as standard e-bikes. As for its range, it offers “up to 12 miles,” so it won’t take you on a cross-country journey. Once you’ve exhausted that 12-mile range, it takes 3.5 hours to recharge, which may seem like a while, but it does come with an onboard charger that’s compatible with a standard 110V outlet.
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This scooter is specifically designed for easy transport, making it a potentially attractive option for city residents who want the convenience of an e-bike or scooter without the hassle of securing it throughout the day. It’s part of Honda’s ambitious EV initiative, aiming to replace its entire vehicle lineup with battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric models by 2040.
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Come November, the Honda Motocompacto will be available, priced at “under $995,” exclusively on Honda’s website and at Honda and Acura dealerships.