In collaboration with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), Honda has formally launched its battery swapping service in Bengaluru.
Story so far: The Indian division of the Japanese business, Honda Power Pack Energy India Private Limited (HEID), will launch battery swap services in the country. The battery swap service offered by HEID will allow drivers to switch out drained batteries (Honda Mobile Power Pack e:) for fully charged ones. This service is initially designed for electric auto rickshaws. The future electric two-wheelers from Honda will also utilize these battery packs.
- Five metro stations in Bengaluru have the company’s battery-swap facility, known as Honda Power Pack Exchanger e:.
- KR Market, National College, Banashankari, Trinity, and Baiyappanahalli are the stations that carry the service.
Pilot city: By July 2023, the business hopes to have over 70 battery swapping stations installed around Bengaluru as part of this network. Honda will first evaluate the service’s overall viability in Bengaluru before gradually extending it to other locations.