Honda has used the Geneva Motor Show to release more information about its energy management solutions business for the European market.
The announcement built on the Power Manager bi-directional charging concept, first shown at Frankfurt motor show in 2017.
Honda says it intends to build a portfolio of energy management products and services offering a comprehensive solution for both EV customers and service operators in Europe.
Honda has been working with EVTEC to further develop its bi-directional Honda Power Manager technology (compatible with battery-electric vehicles, such as the Honda e Prototype) and will plan to offer a commercial version in the coming years.
Honda has also announced an agreement with two external partners: Moixa, a company that specialises in ‘resource aggregator‘ technology for EV batteries; and Ubitricity, a supplier of charging solutions, including on-street charging in urban areas.
The firm says its next step is to embark upon feasibility studies for its technologies in London, UK and Offenbach, Germany, with further developments expected later this year.
Tom Gardner, SVP at Honda Europe, said, “This is a significant move for Honda, our intention is to deliver industry-leading innovation by launching energy services…to create additional value for power system operators and EV customers alike.”