Dr. Siri Jirapongphan (second from right), Minister of Energy; Dr. Twarath Sutabutr (second from left), Director-General of Energy Policy and Planning Office, Ministry of Energy; Dr. Yossapong Laoonual (left), President of the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand; and Mr. Manu Leopairote (third from left), Chairman of UBM Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. visited Honda’s booth at iEVTech 2018. Representing Honda were Mr. Nobuyuki Aoyama (right), President of Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd., and Mr. Alaksh Phornprapha (third from right), Vice President of A.P. Honda Co., Ltd.
Bangkok – The Honda Group of Companies in Thailand has brought the company’s electrification technology concepts to the International Electrical Vehicle Technology Conference and Exhibition (iEVTech 2018), which takes place from 6 to 9 June, 2018, at BITEC, Bangkok. At the event, Honda is exhibiting its swappable battery and charger concepts, which can power various forms of electrical mobility such as the PCX Electric scooter and the MC β (M-C-beta) micro-sized EV concept car.
To demonstrate Honda’s commitment to moving towards a CO2-free society, Honda in Thailand, which includes Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd., A.P. Honda Co., Ltd., Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd., joined together to bring Honda’s electrification technology and concept models to iEVTech 2018, an international conference for electric vehicle-related researchers, engineers, and exhibitors organized by the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand to exchange information and knowledge about initiatives to move into a low-carbon transport community.
Under the theme “Honda Mobile Power Pack World,” the company is demonstrating its concept for a swappable electric power source that can be used in all types of electric vehicles including motorcycles and automobiles. The highlight of the exhibition is the Honda Mobile Power Pack, a swappable mobile battery that can be used to power small electric vehicles; the Honda Mobile Power Pack Exchanger Concept, a charging station concept that can simultaneously charge multiple Honda Mobile Power Packs and supply replacement battery packs; and the Honda Mobile Power Pack Charge & Supply - Portable Concept, a portable charger concept for mobile power packs that can also serve as an outdoor power source.
Honda is also exhibiting two electric vehicles powered by the Honda Mobile Power Pack – the PCX Electric, an electric scooter outfitted with Honda’s high-output electric motor, and the MC β, a micro-sized short-distance EV commuter concept car.
In addition, the UNI-CUB β, a personal mobility device powered by a lithium-ion battery which features balance control technology that originates from Honda’s research into humanoid robots, ASIMO, is being showcased and offering a test ride at the event.
Visitors to iEVTech 2018 can visit the Honda Booth No. G1 from 10:00 hrs. to 18:00 hrs. in Hall 103, BITEC, Bangkok. More information about Honda’s electrification technology can be found at https://global.honda/innovation/electrification.html