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Green scooters at the Tokyo Motor Show - photos

The Tokyo Motor Show has always shown off new and interesting motorcycles alongside the cars on display. As environmental concerns grow, companies are developing electric two-wheelers, and showing off their new concepts in Tokyo.

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Honda EV Cub

The Honda Cub is the most popular scooter in the world. But looking to the future, Honda is working on the idea of an electric Cub.
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Honda EV Neo

Working with a more modern scooter design than that used by the Cub, Honda's EV Neo would also be battery-powered.
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Yamaha EC-03

Yamaha developed the EC-03 as a particularly lightweight electric scooter. It uses lithium ion batteries producing 0.6 kilowatts.
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Yamaha EC-f

Breaking away from traditional motorcycle design, Yamaha explores an electric-powered two wheel commuter bike using an x-shape frame. The purpose behind the EC-f is to design a motorcycle for people with no riding experience.
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Yamaha EC-fs

A similar design to the EC-f, the EC-fs electric motorcycle tweaks the frame a little, showing the flexibility in the concept.
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Suzuki Burgman fuel cell scooter

Suzuki takes its Burgman scooter, a big, modern gasoline-powered two-wheeler, and fits it with a fuel cell powering an electric motor to drive the wheels.
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Yamaha SR400

Although not electric-powered, Yamaha's SR400, a design little-changed from its 1978 introduction, gains efficiency technologies such as direct injection.

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