The Tajima Motors EV Mini Sport looks like no other bicycle on the road, but the single-seat, mid-engined electric vehicle is classed as a motorised cycle in Japan because its motor is rated at 0.59kW.
Good handling, modest speed
The EV Mini Sport may look like a racing car but despite impressive handling its top speed is a modest 47mph.
A spokesperson for the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) said: “It’s easy to dismiss the Mini Sport as an impractical and expensive toy, but the design could be developed into a useful commuter vehicle.”
|The Tajima Motors EV Mini Sport||Expensive toy or future commuter?|
(lithium polymer battery)
|Time to fully charge||8-12 hours|
(incl lead battery)
(incl lithium polymer battery)
|The EV Mini Sport in action…|
Insurance for bicycles (including electric ones)
Over 10,000 bicycles are reported stolen each month in Britain. Cycle insurance from the ETA is fully comprehensive. It includes new-for-old replacement, cover for accidental damage, third party insurance, personal accident cover and if you breakdown, they will come out and recover you and your bike. More…