Published on October 26th, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen0
Honda Begins Selling Their Proprietary Battery Swapping Station
And it’s called the “Honda Power Pack Exchanger e:“
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Has just announced that the brand has begun sales of their Honda Power Pack Exchanger e: battery swapping station in Japan and the very first unit of it was delivered to Gachaco Inc., a battery sharing service joint venture. Today, Gachaco also began operation of the first mass-production model in Japan.
Honda aims to be a carbon neutral company by 2050 and intends to use electrified mobility products to achieve this goal. Unfortunately, electrification has three major drawbacks that need to be addressed, and these are short ranges, long charging times and high battery costs..
By introducing swappable batteries, Honda hopes to accelerate the rate of electrification and use of renewable energy. The Honda Power Pack Exchanger e: is a battery swapping station that simultaneously charges multiple units of Honda Mobile Power Pack e: (MPP e:) and enables smooth battery swapping for users.
This ensures that Honda mobility product users will always have access to a fully charge swappable battery whenever they need one and this will be made available anywhere in the city. This allows for users to efficiently use their electrified mobility product without having to wait for the battery to charge.
Moreover, the Honda Power Pack Exchanger e: features an exterior design that blends in with the city and adopts the Honda Power Pack Cloud system that centrally manages all vital information for a battery sharing service operation in a cloud for a smoother experience. It was also built for widespread use inside and outside of Japan.
On top of that, Honda has already begun implementing this system in other regions such as India, through its local subsidiary, Honda Power Pack Energy India Pvt. Ltd. (HEID). There, the brand started a battery sharing service using the Honda Power Pack Exchanger e: for electric tricycle taxis, known as rickshaws.
Honda will continue to support the electrification of their mobility products by offering the products and operating systems to customers who are interested in battery sharing to achieve their goal of carbon neutrality by the year 2050 and continue to contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society.
What do you guys think about all this? Do you hope to see Honda bring in more technology like this into Malaysia so we can also enjoy a seamless carbon-free electrification experience? I certainly hope so as Malaysia has a lot of catching up to do in order to reach the levels of innovation we see across the globe.