Honda released some design for its upcoming hybrid-engine scooter. Patent drawings have just been published for a super fuel efficient scooter that’s going to be part of the possible 2017 line-up.
Details of the scooter are pretty scarce but what we can see is a engine that’s part petrol-driven with an electric motor to take care of the driving duties at lower, city-type speeds.
What does make this patent more interesting than most along these lines is the detail of the scooter, specifics like the routing between electric and petrol components, the position of the dual-motor layout and specific placements of major components means that Honda is protecting this version of the hybrid scooter’s internals against being copied by other manufacturers. The outline of the scooter looks very similar to the firm’s current SH150 scooter, so we can expect this mega fuel efficient, near zero-emission tech from the hybrid to be wrapped in a familiar-looking scooter style.