The Honda City and the companion add-on Motocompo folding scooter are good examples of how forward-thinking Honda was. Honda had thought about last-mile transportation even before it was a thing. Unfortunately, though, the adorable Motocompo was short-lived and when it was available, it was only as an add-on for Honda City buyers in Japan. Fast forward to more than four decades later, Honda revealed that it is bringing back Motocompo with an all-electric successor called Motocompacto.
This swanky ride redefines affordable electric transportation with its sleek design and innovative, foldable style. And guess what? It won’t break the bank with a starting price of just US$995.
It’s not just a pretty face, btw. This zero-emission leg-saver is designed for the hustle and bustle of city life, providing you with a fun and eco-friendly way to zip around town. It can hit a max speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) and go up to 12 miles (19 km) on a single charge. Speaking of charging, it is a breeze to do. It’ll be ready to roll in just 3.5 hours using the onboard charger with a 110V wall outlet. And you can do so (charge) whether it’s in its compact, folded form or all set for action.
On the topic of folding… it’s foldable in a way that would make origami masters jealous. It transforms into its own stackable carrying case, making it an absolute ease to take along in your car, on public transportation, or squeeze into tight spaces.
But it’s not all about practicality. The Motocompacto comes with a cushy seat, footpegs that don’t let go, onboard storage, a digital speedometer, and even a handy phone app. With Bluetooth wizardry, you can adjust your ride settings and lighting with a few taps on your phone.
It is fun too. You can personalize it to your heart’s content! Slap on some decals, or stickers, or even go all out with funky skins. And if that’s not enough, there’s a lineup of Motocompacto accessories, including a helmet, backpack, and snazzy apparel, because why not ride in style?
So, say goodbye to traffic woes and hello to a stylish, eco-friendly ride that won’t leave your wallet weeping. Sales kick off in November at Motocompacto.honda.com and your friendly neighborhood Honda and Acura dealerships. Grab one and start cruising with a smile on your face! Smile because, unlike the Motocompo, you do need to buy or own a Honda to acquire one. Hooray.