To realize a carbon-free society, we are introducing Honda’s high-efficiency electrified technologies for motorcycles, automobiles, power products, and energy management under the name Honda e:TECHNOLOGY. New automobiles that come with the 2-motor hybrid system will now be communicated as e:HEV.
In A&O, we introduced the new Honda Civic e:HEV, in the compact car segment, which comes with a e:HEV (hybrid) system.
It offers excellent fuel efficiency at 25 kilometers/liter and a CO2 emission rate of only 96 grams/kilometer.
Launching a Battery Sharing Service in India for Electric Rickshaws
India as a whole is committed to increasing the use of renewable energy, placing a specific emphasis on electrification in the transportation sector, which accounts for about 20% of the country’s GHG emissions. More than 8 million rickshaws (three-wheeled taxis) are owned and used by people in the country as their daily means of transportation. In addition, rickshaws operated in urban areas, in particular, mainly run on compressed natural gas and pose a significant challenge in promoting electrification.
As a response, Honda plans to initiate a battery sharing service for rickshaws, using its removable Honda Mobile Power Pack e: batteries in the first half of FY2023. Currently, there are three issues concerning mobility by electric means: short cruising distance, long charging time and high battery cost. The battery sharing service for rickshaws has solved these issues by making the batteries replaceable. The service allows users to replace used units with fully charged ones at the nearest battery replacement station, eliminating their worry about running out of power and greatly reducing the risk of losing customers while recharging.