Honda’s ’80s microscooter is back and electrified for the 21st century.

Honda's '80s microscooter is back and electrified for the 21st century.

Honda’s Motocompacto: A Quirky All-Electric Rideable That Will Make You Smile

Do you remember those retro-looking folding scooters from the 80s? Well, Honda certainly hasn’t forgotten them, and they’ve come up with a quirky and fun all-electric rideable called the Motocompacto. And let me tell you, it’s definitely a head-turner.

At first glance, you might mistake this for a folded-up Costco table on wheels. But with a flick of the handlebars and a few adjustments, it transforms into a compact scooter that will surely put a smile on your face. With its diminutive size just a little over three feet long, this little vehicle is all about packing a lot of fun into a small package.

The Motocompacto boasts an aluminum frame and wheels, which not only keeps it lightweight but also adds to its overall charm. Weighing in at a mere 41 pounds, it falls in the same weight class as regular e-bikes. However, with a range of “up to 12 miles,” it’s not exactly a long-distance champion. But fear not, after the range is depleted, it takes approximately 3.5 hours to fully recharge – a reasonable amount of time considering its size. Plus, it conveniently comes with an onboard charger, ready to be plugged into a standard 110V outlet.

One of the standout features of the Motocompacto is its portability. Designed with urban dwellers in mind, it’s effortlessly foldable and compact enough to fit into vehicles or be taken on public transportation. This means you can enjoy the convenience of an e-bike or scooter without worrying about finding secure parking all day long.

Honda’s launch of the Motocompacto aligns perfectly with their electric vehicle strategy. Their ambitious plan aims to replace their entire lineup with battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric vehicles by 2040. By introducing unique and eye-catching rideables like the Motocompacto, Honda proves that electric mobility doesn’t have to be boring. It can be quirky, fun, and truly memorable.

If you’re already sold on this delightful little rideable, you’ll be pleased to know that the Motocompacto will be available starting in November. Priced at “under $995,” it offers an affordable and unique way to navigate city streets. You can purchase it exclusively on Honda’s website or at Honda and Acura dealerships.

So, get ready to turn heads and bring joy to your daily commute with Honda’s Motocompacto. It may not be the fastest or the most practical rideable out there, but one thing’s for sure – it will make you smile from ear to ear.

Update September 14 1PM ET: This article was modified after publishing to include a link to the Motocompacto website.