Honda establishes battery sharing service subsidiary in India
Date: 02 Dec 2021
Power Pack Energy India Private Limited, Honda’s new subsidiary for battery
sharing service has been established in India.
company will offer battery sharing service for small mobility, which will
accelerate the penetration of electric vehicles by solving three issues of
electric vehicles: limited range, long charging time, and high cost of
batteries. It is planned to start battery sharing service for electric auto
rickshaws (E-auto) from the first half of 2022 in Bengaluru, Karnataka and
expand the operations in other Indian cities in phased manner.
battery sharing service subscribers can avail the services from nearest battery
swapping station located in the city to exchange battery “Honda Mobile Power
Pack e:”, Honda’s all-new portable and swappable batteries, with fully charged
ones. By this convenient service, drivers need not to wait for charging and can
get back on the road in marginal time.
addition to offering battery sharing service, the new company will closely work
with multiple vehicle OEMs who wish to integrate Honda’s battery into their
vehicles, by providing necessary technical information for interface. By
expanding vehicle OEMs, applications, and service areas, it aims to onboard
more drivers which will further enhance service convenience. Honda’s battery “Mobile Power Pack e:” will
be made in India.
utilising batteries made in India and accelerating electrification of small
mobility, Honda Power Pack Energy India seek to encourage the use of renewable
energy and contribute to the carbon neutrality in India.