Honda unveils standardized interchangeable motorcycle batteries


THE biggest motorcycle manufacturers have joined together in a global initiative to standardize motorcycle batteries for electric motorcycles. The result of the consortium’s work is as follows, the eMaaS replaceable battery system jointly manufactured and designed by Honda.

The group is made up of Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki, although Honda also has similar ties with KTM and Piaggio. Its sole objective is to accelerate the development and delivery of electric motorcycles, by standardizing one of its most complex and expensive components, its battery.

KAWASAKI Z650RS (2022) Walk Around

Standardizing and streamlining the process of charging light electric motorcycles – removing the expired battery and replacing it with a fully charged battery – should also help accelerate the adoption of electric motorcycles.

But it’s not enough to create a single battery design that works in multiple vehicles. Behind that, you need a colossal charging infrastructure to run each manufacturer’s new batteries.

What’s more, the batteries and charging system offered by Honda are powered by renewable energy and can even be reconnected to the grid if necessary. Honda sees the system as a kind of backup battery that can be used for short periods of time in the event of a failure.

This is of course Honda’s take on the concept, as the other manufacturers in the group have yet to unveil their own designs. While the external shape and design of the other batteries is roughly the same as the Honda unit, what is inside can be quite different.

Honda Mobile Power Pack e specifications

External dimensions (mm)

About. 298 × 177.3 × 156.3

Battery Type

Lithium ion battery

Nominal voltage

About. 50.26V

Nominal capacity

26.1 Ah / 1314 Wh


10.3 kg

Loading time

About. 5 hours


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