Tokyo 2007 Preview: Yamaha on two-wheels - C3+ - Part 5 of 6

Yamaha already makes a scooter called the C3, which features a 49cc fuel-injected four-stroke engine. That bike can run up to 116 miles using just a single gallon of gas, making for an extremely fuel-efficient means of transportation. How could you top that? If you're Yamaha, you add a "plus" to the name and make the scooter fully electric.
Batting fifth in Yamaha's environmentally friendly lineup for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, the C3+ is described by Yamaha as "a convenient 'minimum electric commuter' bike with a light weight, compact body with a helmet storage space." Looking like the marriage of a Vespa with an iPod, the C3+ might be a bit feminine for our tastes, but we're sure that there would be quite a few fans.

Of all the enviro-machines that Yamaha is showing in Tokyo, this would probably be the easiest to put into production. We imagine that the majority of the parts making up the C3+ could be borrowed from the C3, meaning that this is one electric scooter which could see the light of day. Want one? Cross your fingers!

[Source: Yamaha Motors]

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