Honda Plans to Begin Sales of “BENLY e:” Series of Business-use Electric Scooters

19 December 2019

  • Begin sales of BENLY e: Series business-use electric scooter models to corporate customers in Japan
  • Developed with the concept of a “Business e: scooter perfect for everyday delivery services
  • Honda will continue to contribute to the realization of a quieter and cleaner environment for people’s daily lives by further popularizing environmentally-responsible electric motorcycles and scooters as everyday mobility products in the daily lives of more people

TOKYO, Japan, December 19, 2019 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced plans to begin sales of BENLY e: Series business-use electric scooter models to corporate customers*1 in Japan, in April 2020. Developed with the concept of a “Business e: scooter perfect for everyday delivery services,” BENLY e: Series is equipped with a compact EV system that fits inside an easy-to-handle body size required for scooters used for various types of delivery services in Japan.

BENLY e: II (Ross White)

Honda will continue to contribute to the realization of a quieter and cleaner environment for people’s daily lives by further popularizing environmentally-responsible electric motorcycles and scooters as everyday mobility products in the daily lives of more people.

BENLY e: models were developed as business-use electric scooters while giving consideration to user-friendliness in use for various pick-up/delivery services such as newspaper and package delivery services. For instance, BENLY e: models feature a large and flat rear deck which makes it easier for users to load items they will deliver, and a reverse assist function was adopted to increase user convenience in case the scooter needs to be turned around to face in the opposite direction in a narrow space or on an inclined surface.

BENLY e: Series consists of four models: namely BENLY e: I which is classified in the Class-1 Category*2BENLY e: II which is classified in the Class-2 Category*3 and BENLY e: I Pro and BENLY e: II Pro, which are based on their respective models and feature a large-sized front basket, large-sized rear carrier, knuckle visors and a foot brake system as standard equipment.

BENLY e: models are powered by two units of the Honda Mobile Power Pack (MPP) detachable and easily-swappable battery. In addition to outstanding environmental performance, which can be achieved only by clean and quiet electric mobility products which emit no CO2 in use, BENLY e: models demonstrate powerful and smooth starting and hill climbing performance even when carrying cargo by leveraging the unique characteristics of their motor which generates ample torque even from a low rev range.

Moreover, including the effect of drive current control technologies developed in pursuit of high efficiency, range per charge reached 87 km (at 30 km/h on a flat road) for BENLY e: I and BENLY e: I Pro and 43 km (at 60 km/h on a flat road) for BENLY e: II and BENLY e: II Pro.

  • *1In light of the social responsibility Honda should assume in the recycling of batteries, Honda decided to limit sales of BENLY e: Series to only corporate customers who agree to cooperate in the collection of used batteries. Honda is planning to set up a special site on its company website, through which customers who are considering the purchase of BENLY e: models can set up a business meeting with Honda. This special site is scheduled to open in March 2020, and more details will be introduced through the Honda website.
  • *2Class-1 Category: motorcycle with an engine displacement of less than or equal to 50 cc and electric motorcycle with rated output of less than 0.6 kW.
  • *3Class-2 Category: motorcycle with an engine displacement of more than 50 cc and less than or equal to 125 cc and electric motorcycle with rated output of less than 1.0 kW