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Japanese giants standardize electric motorcycle batteries | Digital Trends Spanish


Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki have teamed up to standardize the batteries for their electric motorcycles. Under the name of Gachaco, the consortium brings together four of the main Japanese manufacturers that sell the most in the United States, in addition to the Japanese oil company Eneos.

The new company begins its operations on April 1, 2022 with the challenge of developing interchangeable power sources and creating, in parallel, the infrastructure to deliver the service, they reported in a Press release.

The brands agreed to “a common specification for an interchangeable electric motorcycle battery.” In addition, they study “the establishment of shared use environments to spread the use of electric motorcycles” as a means of mobility that is not only respectful of the environment, but also affordable.

For its part, Eneos will be in charge of building the BaaS (battery as a service) platform, in addition to developing strategies for recycling power sources. Its idea is to provide solutions for the most common problems of electric mobility, such as long charging times or the fear of running out of power.

“We believe that the five companies, which share the common goal of popularizing electric mobility, can further contribute to the realization of a recycling-oriented society by working together to offer a standardized interchangeable battery sharing service for electric motorcycles,” he said. Sling.

Gachaco plans to launch the exchange service with Honda’s Mobile Power Pack, which meets common standards for electric motorcycles, in the fall of 2022. The debut will be in Tokyo and will initially spread through the most popular cities in Japan.

“The battery exchange stations will be located in places such as railway stops and Eneos service points”, they advanced.

In addition to electric motorcycles, Gachaco has the challenge of promoting the use of standardized interchangeable batteries in commercial premises and homes, as well as promoting the reuse in other applications of those that have completed their useful life cycle in vehicles.

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