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Honda EV Cub To Have Swappable Batteries

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Honda has filed new patents for the electric two-wheeler EV Cub, which will use the same removable battery technology showcased in the Honda PCX Electric scooter.

The CarAndBike Team reports: Honda’s EV Cub concept is now gathering momentum towards a full-fledged production model, and although no latest images of anything close to the production model have been released, Honda has applied for patents that show that the EV Cub will adopt the removable battery technology used in the Honda PCX Electric. The PCX Electric was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018, but so far, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India have no plans of introducing it anytime soon in India. The unveil at the Auto Expo was just to showcase the Honda Mobile Power Pack Technology, essentially the removable batteries which can be taken out for charging or charged inside the scooter.

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The latest patent drawings of the EV Cub also indicate that it will also use the same removable battery technology. The EV Cub has already been showed as a concept in two versions, first in 2009, and then again at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015. The second generation concept also showed the battery swap concept, but the latest patent filings show that Honda has moved on from a single battery set-up to a dual battery arrangement. The two batteries will sit longitudinally between the rider’s feet. And to accommodate the batteries, Honda has used a revised perimeter frame with the tubes framing the batteries. Access to the batteries to remove them from charging will be through a panel that swings outside, rather than the batteries dropped in from above … (read more)

via NDTV CarAndBike

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