This week we take a look at Yamaha joining the EV bandwagon and what that could mean for the aftermarket. The 2020 Formula 1 car launches so far which include Mercedes, HAAS, Ferrari and Redbull. Toyota’s latest GR Supra variant and the Zimbabwe Motorsport Federation’s Prize giving for the 2019 season.
Yamaha & the EV movement
Locally Yamaha is best known for their motorcycles and the BEAMS Altezza Engine. Other legendary engines to come out of this partnership with Toyota include the 1JZ, 2JZ & 4AGE. Now Yamaha is looking into the future, which is undeniably going electric.
Yamaha has developed a customisable electric motor system that will range anywhere from 35KW to 200KW per motor. This opens up all sorts of possibilities when it comes to applications; from small city run-abouts to larger 400KW capable AWD SUVs or sports cars. As with Tesla swaps, older fossil fueled cars could be given new life (or just a power boost) with the addition of an electric motor.