Honda Releases $995 Motocompacto Electric Scooter

With over 17 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related, ever since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself in the garage.

Available now from Honda dealers nationwide, the Motocompacto is a compact moto (just like the name suggests!) in the form of a slim, all-electric scooter. The unit folds up entirely into its 29″ x 21″ x 4″ frame for easy transport when you’re not riding it and weighs just 43.1 pounds. I could carry it on my back! Well, if I didn’t already have a bad back.

Capable of reaching speeds up to 15 MPH with a range of about 12 miles on a full charge, the Motocompacto makes a great sit-down scooter option for short commutes around town or campus. It does not make a great choice for commutes that involve major roads or highways or for a cross-country trek (electric plugs are few and far between in the middle of nowhere).

If I lived in a more commutable city, I’d actually be tempted to get one. Of course, mine would require some modifications before being fit to ride – mostly in the form of an Ahooga horn, flame decals, and trucker lady mudflaps.

[via TechEBlog]

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With over 17 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related, ever since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself in the garage.