Honda to test detachable mobile battery in Romblon

Written by Lyle Gepe Formilleza | Romblon News

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced plans to conduct demonstration testing of the Honda Mobile Power Pack Exchanger* (“Exchanger”), a charging station unit designed for the utilization of the Honda Mobile Power Pack* (“Mobile Power Pack”) detachable mobile battery. As a system that enables utilization of surplus electricity, Honda will install the Exchanger in the Romblon Island, Philippines. The demonstration testing toward CO2 emissions reduction will be conducted jointly with Komaihaltec Inc. and will start this fall.

Romblon Island is one of the small islands of the Philippines, where diesel power generation is the primary source of energy and the island is therefore overly dependent on high-cost and high-CO2 energy. Romblon Island is also facing a challenge in ensuring stable power supply while accommodating electricity needs with large fluctuations in day-night demand. For this demonstration testing, Komaihaltec will install a wind power generator and generate clean energy. Honda will install the Exchanger where surplus electricity will be stored in the Mobile Power Packs to realize highly-efficient energy use, through which the two companies will strive to realize a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Moreover, Honda will verify the ubiquitous and versatile use of portable Mobile Power Packs as a power source for the electrical devices necessary for people’s daily lives, including electric mobility products as well as household appliances. The Mobile Power Packs will enable people to enjoy their lives with electricity, even in areas where a power supply has not been available.

Honda is planning to evolve the survey and demonstration testing of the power-supply systems utilizing Mobile Power Packs in other countries as well.

Striving to realize a sustainable society where people can enjoy life, Honda will continue to expand its efforts toward the realization of “local generation and local consumption of energy” and a “carbon-free society” by combining technologies to “generate,” “use” and “get connected” for energy.