Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki Join Hands To Launch Gachaco Battery Swapping Service

Source: NDTV [India]

“Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki have joined hands to set up a new company in Japan with energy company Eneos called Gachaco. The Gachaco battery swapping system will use the mobile power pack from Honda and plans to launch battery exchange stations for electric motorcycles and mopeds in Tokyo, with the service expanding to other major Japanese cities from autumn 2022. The battery swapping stations will be located in suitable places such as railway stations and Eneos filling stations. The plan is to re-use and recycle the batteries by building Battery as a Service (BaaS) platform for electric mobility. … Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha already agreed on standards for swappable batteries and replacement systems as part of the Swappable Battery Consortium for Electric Motorcycles Motorcycles and Light Electric Vehicles, which was established in April 2019.” (05/12/22)