Honda’s "Mobile Power Pack" Li-ion battery pack (capacity: about 1kWh) (source: Nikkei xTech) Two battery packs are located under the seat of Honda’s PCX Electric. (source: Nikkei xTech) Continued from Honda Showcases Commercial Electric Scooter (1)
Honda is expected to equip the Benly Electric with the "Mobile Power Pack" lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack (capacity: about 1kWh).
"We are planning to put two units in the space under the seat," the company said.
So, Honda plans to use 2kWh of batteries. The drive range of the scooter is expected to be 50km (approx 31 miles) or longer.
The battery pack uses Panasonic Corp’s cylindrical cells. The mass of the battery pack is about 10kg. It measures 145 (L) x 170 (W) x 300mm (H) (measured values).
In November 2018, Honda started to lease the "PCX Electric" equipped with the battery pack for businesses and public offices. It also comes with two battery packs located under the seat. Its drive range is 41km.
The "PCX," on which the PCX Electric is based, is a motorbike with a displacement of about 125cc and larger than Benly. Because the PCX is used for daily short travels, it is necessary to have a luggage space under the seat.
On the other hand, the electric version of the PCX cannot have a space for a helmet, lowering convenience. And Honda considers that the creation of a luggage space is necessary.
The Benly Electric also has battery packs under the seat. But a basket and a box can be attached to the front and rear parts, respectively, for delivery.
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