CES in Las Vegas this year is proving to be a festival of developments for electric mobility. In this context Honda has presented a new system – swappable batteries that serves for various types of vehicles, from electric motorcycles type scooter to quads. Thanks to them, it would be enough to exchange them for other pre-loaded to keep it running in less than a minute.
The interchangeable batteries Honda have already a whole army of accessories for charging, transport and storage. All the elements are designed to be able to charge them using renewable energies and have been baptized as a Mobile Power Pack World. A name that also refers to all the uses that you can give them, that, oddly enough, are not limited to moving vehicles.
Such as the have been described the perpetrators of Honda: “the Mobile Power Pack World shows the holistic view of Honda on how they can implement renewable energy sources to power products of electric mobility of small-sized, digital devices and home appliances. As the procurement of renewable energy does not necessarily coincide with the time that we consume […] Honda expected to take advantage of the surplus energy and store it in batteries for portable efficient”.
The capacity of the batteries interchangeable
The idea is that the battery pack is interchangeable from Honda, can be easy to carry to provide energy where it is needed. Its capacity is “1 kWh and over” for each of the modules, a capacity somewhat limited to moving a vehicle, if Honda were to be limited to that single kWh. It is yet to see just what the maximum capacity of the built.
limiting ourselves to the minimum capacity that announces Honda, two modules would be able to feed a refrigerator for about a day integer and a single module would be sufficient [toa television or a couple of uses of a dishwasher or a washing machine. If the light bulbs in your home are of the led type, a swappable battery from Honda would be enough to several days of light, always use normal mode (mainly at night and in rooms without windows). All of these estimates, the average consumption of a Spanish home is picked up by the OCU.
vehicles powered by batteries interchangeable Honda
The first vehicle that Honda has presented in the CES consistent with their batteries, is the Scooter PCX Electric. An electric motorcycle driven by an electric motor with high performance designed for getting around town. capacity for two modules under the seat and the load can be made directly on the bike via a cable or by removing the batteries and loading them on a specific device.
the second is The 4W-Vehicle Concept, a quad based on the Honda Pioneer 500. It is equipped with two slots under the seats to attach up to 4 modules. The use for which it is intended is the transport of short or medium distance (as we will see the ability that end up having the batteries), either inside or outside of the asphalt. According to Honda, it is a vehicle fun to drive in all kinds of situations.
The last vehicle presented by Honda is 3E-D18. Much more futuristic than the other two, because in the end, they are conventional vehicles with interchangeable batteries. As described in Honda: 3E-D18 is a car mp that “is powered by an electric motor to which you can attach a multitude of accessories, to […] search and rescue, fire fighting, construction or agriculture. The robotic device 3E-D18 has the potential to minimize human exposure to hazardous environments”.
How to charge the batteries interchangeable
All of these vehicles can benefit from the charging station designed by Honda, which can deal with several modules at the same time. According to the approach of the japanese brand, their stations, or “exchangers batteries” could be placed in the street so that the users could leave the worn-out and catch a freshly charged at any time.
The next novelty that will Honda be the new prototype of the Insight, which will be shown to the public at the Detroit motor show in 2018.
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