Honda revealed this month at the consumer electrics show in Las Vegas, removable battery packs for its electric scooter range including the new PCX electric. The new PCX electric was unveiled in October of last year with two removable/changeable batteries that fit under the seat. At CES Honda have shown how these battery packs called ‘mobile power packs’ are interchangeable with other electronic machines as well.
Along with the PCX, other machines that can utilise the innovative battery packs include the electric ATV and an autonomous four wheeled buggy. The battery packs are used in a similar fashion to household batteries in conventional gadgets, using various numbers of the same battery to power different machines.
Honda say that the batteries can also be used as a portable power supply as well, called the Mobile Power Pack Charge and Supply Portable Concept. Not stopping there, Honda unveiled a called the Mobile Power Pack Exchanger Concept. The idea is that a vending style machine provides fully charged batteries that can be taken off the vending machines, slotting into an electric bike by simply swiping your debit/credit card.
While these concepts sound like an incredible advancement towards electric mobility, these concepts need to first come into production, in a more universal and applicable way. But for now it’s a positive step that Honda are investing heavily into a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.