A commercial motorcycle must to be ready for work at any time and in any season. Offering the characteristics required for commercial applications, the battery of the EV-neo supports repetitive charging and discharging, rapid charging and low-temperature charging and discharging.
Comprising 90 SCiB cells, the battery of the EV-neo offers capacity of 907 Wh (72 V x 12.6 Ah (1HR)), as calculated by Honda from the usage pattern of the typical rider during testing. This capacity allows for a vehicle range of 34 km at 30 km/h on level ground.*
Thanks to its excellent discharge performance, the battery of the EV-neo satisfies the high output requirements of a commercial motorcycle. As a result, even when loaded to capacity, the EV-neo offers outstanding off-the-line acceleration and hill-climbing performance.
As a rule, the lower the temperature of the battery, the lower its performance. The cells of the EV-neo battery, however, offer excellent performance even at low temperatures. In addition, the BMU can sense when battery temperature is low and communicate this information to the PDU, which puts the motor in limited output mode.* In this mode, the EV-neo continues to run with somewhat diminished acceleration performance. Once the EV-neo starts moving, the battery discharges electricity and begins to warm. Once the battery temperature rises to a set level, the PDU cancels limited output mode, and acceleration performance returns to its usual powerful level.
As a rule, in summer and at other times when temperatures are high, repetitive charging of the battery causes its temperature to rise, and users limit their riding to prevent degradation of battery capacity. However, when the temperature of the EV-neo battery rises to a set level, a cooling fan comes on, bringing air into the battery box and helping to moderate the rate of temperature increase.* This system helps support repetitive charging and allows the EV-neo to be used for business applications at any time of day and in any season.
In batteries in which many cells are connected in series, the batteries with the lowest remaining charge suppress total system capacity, reducing the vehicle range. In contrast, the battery of the EV-neo uses a remaining charge equalization system to prevent such a reduction in vehicle range.