On Thursday, March 2nd, Tokyo gave a presentation regarding its efforts to get EV bikes to become more mainstream, highlighting the initiative to introduce BaaS (battery-as-a-service) technology, to a C40 working group focusing on the electrification of 2 and 3-wheeled vehicles.
BaaS refers to a system where EV bike batteries are shared rather than owned and is expected to help overcome some of EV bikes’ weak points, such as charging times and range.
The working group included multiple cities from Africa, Southwest Asia, and Southeast Asia, where social demand for 2-wheeled and 3-wheeled vehicles is very high.
Image: Gachaco, Inc., the company partnering with Tokyo to introduce the BaaS system, also presented.
You can learn more about Gachaco, Inc. on their website (site available in Japanese only):
Tokyo aims to completely phase out the sale of new gasoline only 2-wheelers by 2035 and achieve “Zero Emission Tokyo” by 2050. Tokyo will continue to contribute to global decarbonization in collaboration with cities, companies, and NGOs around the world.