Toshiba's SCiB rechargeable battery selected for Ev-neo, Honda's new electric motorcycle

April 14, 2010, Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba Corporation today announced that its SCiB battery has been selected by Honda Motor as the power battery module for Honda's new commercial-use electric motorcycle, the "EV-neo."

The SCiB is Toshiba's breakthrough that offers excellent long life and rapid recharging characteristics. Since its introduction, the battery has earned a high evaluation that supported its selection for Honda's new electric motorcycle.

SCiB cells will be housed in an SCiB module integrating a battery management system that utilizes the capabilities of the SCiB to the full; it controls overall charging and discharging by analyzing factors that include temperature and voltage. The SCiB's long cycle life and rapid recharging will allow EV-neo to recharge to 80% of full capacity in only 20 minutes with a rechargeable .

plans to launch "EV-neo" in December 2010.

Toshiba positions the SCiB as a new business with promising long term growth potential. The company plans to produces SCiB for industrial applications at Kashiwazaki Operations, a new facility in Niigata prefecture that will start production in 2011. Kashiwazaki Operations will manufacture SCiB for battery-powered and for the power storage market that will accompany the coming transition to smart grids.

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Uh-oh Zero and Brammo, time to make quicker-charge batteries!

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