As a carmaker, honestly speaking, Honda needs no introduction. To most, it’s one of the most competent and sturdiest of all carmakers in the whole wide world. Its machines are, general view and feeling substantiate, the ones that go the long distance.
When you take a Honda home, you don’t just take back a four-wheel experience, you align yourself with a certain degree of assurance that’s hard to find. The Japanese, known for their penchant for discipline and dedication, have extended this very working DNA into their cars.
But what also generates a fair amount of curiosity is whether Honda will eventually penetrate the EV market with rich aplomb.
And while there’s no fixed date pertaining to the above question, what’s certainly known as on date is that Honda has, after all, taken a big necessary step in the realm of EVs.
And that too in the market that’s buzzing with an incessant drive for EV adoption and an EV-enabled future: Asia! One of the most widely known pieces of news in these days of early December is that Honda has already set up a battery sharing subsidiary in India that has a total invested sum of no fewer than 135 crores
This new subsidiary, Honda Power Pack Energy India Pvt Ltd, will look to offer the provision of battery sharing in the space of small mobility.
The buzz surrounding the setup of Honda Power Pack Energy India Pvt ltd also stems from the fact that the newly set-up subsidiary will also provide technical support to OEM manufacturers in the auto space.
When you are a carmaker or an OEM in the EV space, there are plenty of areas that warrant one’s attention. Take things like – issues related to limited range, the challenge of offering a bigger range than one currently on offer, the aspect of the high cost of batteries, things like long-term charging. Now Honda Power Pack Energy India Pvt ltd will address all of these various aspects intricately connected to the sphere of EVs.
A media statement aimed to explain the larger context of Honda’s brand new facility in India offered the following insight:
“It is planned to start battery sharing service for electric auto-rickshaws (E-auto) from the first half of 2022 in Bengaluru, Karnataka and expand operations in other Indian cities in a phased manner.”