Standardization is the right way, Japan’s four major factories for electricity sharing alliance formally established
On March 30, ENEOS Holdings, a Japanese oil company, announced the launch of Cachaco, a new venture with Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki. Its main business is to launch “Honda Mobile Power Pack E:Honda’s power E: switching service is expected to begin in Tokyo and other big cities by autumn.Gachaco’s main business is to provide common specification battery sharing services for electric locomotives and to develop infrastructure for sharing services.The first plan is for the Honda Mobile Power Pack Recovery (SANO1100E) to install a shared battery exchange station in front of railway stations in major cities with hot spots such as ENEOS service stations to provide convenient Power change services for electric locomotives.In the future, Gachaco will also aim to promote common batteries, not only for electric locomotives, but also for other products;For example, commercial facilities (street lights or signals?)And the use of household electricity storage.As for the problem of consumable batteries for shared services, which is concerned by environmentalists, Gachaco will use the Battery as a Service (BaaS) platform for recycling and treatment, including the secondary and tertiary utilization of other batteries. It can be said that the future use of energy batteries has been planned in advance.Why Honda Mobile Power Pack E:?Honda is an early adopter of electric models, including the Gyro E for commercial use last year, and is continuing to develop replacement batteries.The idea of a consortium is not new: Honda signed an agreement with the other three carmakers two years ago to develop it.It’s interesting that ENEOS is leading Cachaco today, but in a different way, it might not be a bad thing for oilmen to focus on electricity or alternative energy. Electricity is a form of energy for them.