Yamaha Motor Integrated Report 2020

The Other Products business engages in the develop-ment of golf cars, portable generators, snow blowers, multipurpose engines, automobile engines, automobile components, electric wheelchairs, and other products. The following are two of the many products that fall under this segment.OthersMichiyo YamazakiGeneral Manager of JW Wheelchairs Division,Smart Power Vehicle Business Unit,Solution Business OperationsIn 2020, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of our electric wheelchairs and the role they play in contributing to the health and welfare field as well as in addressing the issues of an aging society. While awareness has grown in recent years of various forms of electric mobility serving as means of transportation, we believe there is tremendous potential in electric wheelchairs as an electric single-passenger form of mobility. Moving forward, we will aim to establish a business model that enables us to contribute to society by offering people the freedom of mobility through our products.Message from Management77Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Integrated Report 2020Power ProductsFirst created by adapting the Company’s small-engine technology, Yamaha generators are utilized not only for camping and other recre-ational activities but also as a backup power source in times of emer-gency such as during power outages or in disaster-afflicted areas. We also manufacture and sell products like snow blowers—a welcome tool in regions with heavy snowfall—and multipurpose engines.Yamaha golf cars, which originated from the development of land cars for resort facilities, are produced in Japan, the United States, and Thailand, where aggregate production exceeds one million units. North America in particular accounts for over 75% of global demand, making it the leading market for golf cars and the focus of the Company’s sales. In recent years, our golf cars have attracted a great deal of attention beyond golf courses and resort facilities as a means of automated low-speed first/last-mile mobility for underpopulated areas and villages with narrow roads.Electric WheelchairsBy adapting the Company’s technologies for electronic control, drivetrains, and more to develop power units for converting manual wheelchairs into electric ones, we created a new market for simpler electric wheelchairs that are foldable and easy to carry. In addition to fully electric wheelchairs, we currently manufacture and sell electrically power-assisted units for installation on manual wheelchairs as well as complete electrically power-assisted wheelchairs, both employing technologies from our power-assisted bicycles.Through such products, we will facilitate the mobility of the elderly and persons with disabilities, seek to deliver greater comfort and conve-nience for users, and help alleviate the burdens and more placed on caregivers.

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