Honda’s Mobile Power Pack – One Battery Powers Everything From ATV To Tiny Scooter

FEB 6 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

Honda recently presented its Mobile Power Pack World – a single battery module for all sorts of different applications.

Honda Mobile Power Pack World for PCX ELECTRIC scooter

The capacity is at least 1 kWh and more than one can be used depending on the vehicle – robot, scooter, small vehicle or other.

It’s small and light enough so that everyone can remove it from the vehicle for other applications or charging.

Example vehicles with the Mobile Power Pack World include:

  • Honda 3E-D18 autonomous ATV
  • other Honda 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) robotics concepts
  • Honda PCX ELECTRIC scooter
  • Honda Mobile Power Pack 4W-Vehicle Concept – electric tw-seater

 

Honda 3E-D18

Mobile Power Pack World

Honda PCX ELECTRIC

The Mobile Power Pack World showcases Honda’s holistic view of how a renewable energy source can be applied to power small-sized electric mobility products, digital devices, and home appliances. As generating renewable energy does not necessarily coincide with energy demand—such as wind power generation at night when demand is low—Honda envisions harnessing surplus energy and storing it in efficient, portable batteries. The Honda Mobile Power Pack is a portable, swappable, rechargeable battery that can be utilized as a power source for a variety of situations. Each Honda Mobile Power Pack has an output of 1kWh or more, and multiple Power Packs can be used simultaneously, making it possible to use the Power Pack as a power source for electric motorcycles and small-sized electric mobility products. Utilizing portable, exchangeable batteries eliminates re-charge times currently associated with electric vehicles.

Honda Mobile Power Pack 4W-Vehicle Concept

When combined with the Honda Mobile Power Pack Charge & Supply – Portable Concept charger/discharger, the Mobile Power Pack can be utilized as a power source for recreational activities or during an emergency. The charger/discharger not only charges the Mobile Power Pack, but also utilizes it as a power source for connected electrical devices. Equipped with wheels, the Mobile Power Pack Charge & Supply – Portable Concept is easy to carry around, and is waterproof and dustproof enabling it to be used in outdoor locations for recreational activities. Honda also exhibited the Mobile Power Pack Charge & Supply – Expandable Concept, which can be used as a power source inside the home accommodating multiple electronic devices. The Mobile Power Pack communicates with other devices and can collect data regarding how it is being used and then send the data to other devices while getting recharged.

Further showcasing convenient energy solutions is the Honda Mobile Power Pack Exchanger Concept, which shows how a charging station unit can charge multiple units of the Honda Mobile Power Pack at once and supply replacement mobile power packs. Honda envisions the Exchangers being used at street-corner locations to supply replacement battery packs for people who use small-sized electric mobility products. In addition, the Exchanger can contribute to the stabilization of electricity supply by supplying electricity to the grid from the Power Packs within the station during peak electricity demand.

To show how the Mobile Power Pack connects to everyday personal mobility, Honda exhibited the PCX Electric, an all-electric scooter outfitted with Honda’s unique high-output electric motor and a removable Honda Mobile Power Pack, and the Honda Mobile Power Pack 4W-Vehicle Concept, a compact and agile EV based on the Honda Pioneer 500 side-by-side. Equipped with slots for two Honda Mobile Power Packs on each side, this Zero-Emission vehicle enables more fun and less impact to the environment on various occasions, including off-road situations.

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8 Comments on "Honda’s Mobile Power Pack – One Battery Powers Everything From ATV To Tiny Scooter"

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WadeTyhon

I wonder if this power pack will actually be coming to market. I hope so! (But probably not.)

A lot of these “clean future, personal mobility” concepts from automakers I don’t care about. But this battery pack I see being potentially very useful! Buy the battery once… and plug it into as many devices as needed.

acevolt

I agree. If they could sell these battery packs for $100 a piece and you could fit 70 into the Honda Clarity without impacting seating or cargo capacity and they would have a hit!

F150 Brian

Currently, 1KWh (usable) 12V L-ion deepcycle batteries are selling for about $1K.

A pair of 12V AGM deepcycle batteries that have 1KWh (usable) would run about $500.

A pair of quality 12V lead acid deepcycle batteries that have 1KWh (usable) would run about $250.

If someone sold a 1KWh (usable) battery for under $500, it would displace essentially all AGM, flooded and lead acid deep cycle battery sales.

Honda, I have $1000 waiting for you – please sell me 2 and a cage that they mount into and I’ll convert my trolling motor batteries. And hurry up, boating season is around the corner.

F150 Brian, don’t bet on name plate rating of Lead Acid (PbA) batteries values against Any Lithium Batteries! Sure, they have the energy (‘usable’) that yiu state, but only if you remember that thise ratings are most often at the 20 Hour (C0.05, or 1/20C) rating! I discussed this in great detail in 2 ‘Whitepapers’ on my EV Conversion website! In short, my 100 Ah Flooded PbA Trojan SCS150 modules, while they have a 20 Hour Run Time rating of 100 Ah, the 1 Hr. (1C) rating is just 30 Ah! And, for an EV like Mine, a little ’96V Geo Metro’ Conversion, at Highway speeds, you are using 14 kW, and pullin 8 of them down from a No Load Voltage of about 108V, below the Cut-Off Voltage of 84V all the way down to 75V! Basically, at this condition 8-10 Miles is an optimistic range! See ‘Whitepapers’ on my websites menu at www . myelectricfly . com and read the 2 papers linked there! First 1 is just 2 pages, and 2nd one is just 4 pages! I compare actual ratings at the name plate, and at shorter times! LiFePO4 vs PbA, 2 diferent sets of cell types,… Read more »
F150 Brian

Yes, I’m well versed in deep cycle batteries, having owned several types of RVs and living off batteries for up to week at a time.

2 x Group 31M 105Ah lead acid batteries, 50% DoD over a weekend of trolling gives right about 1KWh of usable capacity.

Yup, even a 18v lithium ion drill battery can run about $100. So it would be a fantasy to think that Honda is going to sell this battery for $100.

rad

I can see a use for these. They make power tool batteries that run a hundred different tools.

A few solar panels could be charging up a pair while you are running your ATV over uncharted territory on another pair. But, some of these pictures look like solutions in search of a problem. I wish Honda would spend their time and money on things they are actually going to make. Where is that E-Cub you have been promising for years? Or even the gas one in the US?

Bill Howland

Honda is always VERY PROUD of their products ($6000 Generators, etc), so I doubt this thing is any bargain. Only their cars are reasonably priced.

Since most of the time I need electricity away from civilization I’m within 200 feet of my car, and a HARBOR JUNK TOOLS 750/1500 watt inverter can be alligator-clipped onto either of my cars’B 12 volt batteries. I just have to watch turning the car ‘on’ occassionally to make sure the 12 volt car battery gets a chance to recharge a bit from the car’s main (330 volt) battery.