The Honda Power Pack Exchanger will initially begin by serving electric three-wheelers.
Honda India has launched the Honda Power Pack Exchanger, the first exchange station, in Bengaluru, India. The Honda Power Pack Exchanger will initially solely serve electric three-wheelers (autorickshaws). The Japanese manufacturer's electric two-wheelers will also use the same packs in the future. These exchange stations are located at Banashankari, Trinity, KR Market, National College, and Baiyappanahalli. These stations allow subscribers to swap their old batteries for fully charged portable and swappable battery packs.
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Honda and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited have jointly announced the launch of their battery-changing service (BMRCL). By July 2023, over 70 battery switching stations will be installed around Bengaluru as part of the company's plan. Honda will evaluate the service's overall viability in Bengaluru before gradually extending it to other locations. A while ago, we informed you that a Taiwanese giant, Gogoro and Zypp Electric, has teamed up to produce electric two-wheelers with interchangeable batteries.
In December 2021, Honda shared its plans regarding the battery-sharing service for electric autorickshaws. The company has finally given shape to its planning by launching its first battery-swapping station in Bengaluru.