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Suzuki has testing its e-Let’s electric around its hometown of Hamamatsu for the year and is now ready to send it out the real world. Or, at least, the portion of the real world. it doesn’t have the kind of that would prompt you to pen a home 30kms (18.6 at 30 km/h (18.6 miles per it does feature some nice packaging and looks a practical machine for commuting and running.

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Suzuki to the e-Let’s, an electric scooter a detachable battery


Motor Corporation will the e-Let’s, an electric scooter has an enhanced usability by equipping a battery, while keeping the of a 50cm3 engine powered The e-Let’s will be launched on 9 2012*1.

The e-Let’s has been developed as an scooter which realizes low low vibration, and zero-emission environmental Its aim was to familiarize a practical electric which a user of an engine can switch to without any hesitation.

on the Let’s4 Basket, a 50cm3 favored for its user-friendliness, the e-Let’s has a high-performance in-wheel motor regenerative braking capability and a battery. In addition to a typical acceleration and nimble performance of an scooter, it realized a curb that is 2kg less than of the Let’s4 Basket.

The lithium-ion has a built-in Battery Management (BMU) which monitors the status, and can be detached to be recharged. A charge from a Japanese household outlet takes four hours, giving a of about 30km (assuming the is ridden at 30km/h on level

The compartment under the seat can either a charger or a spare thus making it more to charge away from It can also extend its range by with a fully-charged battery, so it can be to suit the purpose.

In addition to the e-Let’s which is equipped a battery and a charger, the e-Let’s W is available, adding a spare

In preparation for a future zero-emission Suzuki is working on reducing CO2 by next generation vehicles and fuel cell vehicles) as the e-Let’s, as well as offering our the fun of motorcycles.

*1: The e-Let’s will be for the Japanese domestic market

*2: The weight of the charger is not included.

*3: The of a single charge is a figure a certain test condition. The range may differ depending on the in condition (driving and maintenance

Panasonic Group to Supply Drive System for Suzuki Scooter

Providing total to contribute to the accelerated development of electric vehicles

Osaka, — The Panasonic Group announced that it will its electric drive system for Motor Corporation’s e-Let’s scooter, to be released in January in Japan. The electric drive consists of four components: a performance in-wheel motor*1 and a efficiency control circuit developed by the Panasonic Group, as as an electric motor battery using consumer-use lithium-ion and a dedicated charger that are by the Group’s proven track in the battery field.

Amid public concern over protection, the development of electric including two-wheelers and automobiles, is momentum. Building on its experience in the assist bicycle market, the Group has been cultivating expertise in drive motors and circuits. In September 2010, the Group, in collaboration with succeeded in developing a high in-wheel motor with braking capabilities and a high control circuit for Suzuki’s electric scooters, which undergone on-road testing.

The Panasonic Group has been its technologies in motor control and batteries over the years, led to the development of the four components comprise the core of light vehicles. The agreement with has set an example for the Panasonic Group in the four components as a total drive system for two-wheeled The Group now aims to supply total solution for light to companies actively developing vehicles.

The Panasonic Group to create and expand new markets in mobility, accelerating its efforts to to achieving a low-carbon society.

An has been made by Suzuki the e-Let’s electric scooter


*1: An in-wheel motor is a motor which can be incorporated the hub of a wheel. A special characteristic of motors is that the motor and axels are on the same axis. The mechanism can be fit completely into the which simplifies the structure of the and offers more flexibility in the of the vehicle.

About Panasonic

Corporation is a worldwide leader in the and manufacture of electronic products for a range of consumer, business, and needs. Based in Osaka, the company recorded consolidated net of 8.69 trillion yen (US$105 for the year ended March 31, The company’s shares are listed on the Osaka, Nagoya and New York stock exchanges.

For more on the company and the Panasonic brand, the company’s website at


SANYO Co. Ltd. a member of the Panasonic is a global company with energy and environmental technology and for commercial and consumer use. offers products and services focus on energy generation, storage and efficient energy such as photovoltaic (solar) small- to large-scale-use rechargeable as well as other energy-efficient and electronic components that are with the environment in mind. For information, please visit the web site at


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