Honda Starts Experimental Program of MC-Beta EV in Miyakojima City
Honda has always experimented with new technologies and this time around Honda has joined hands with Miyakojima City and Toshiba Corporation for test driving of MC-Beta micro-sized EV that makes use of renewable energy. Honda revealed that the new EV will make use of photo-voltaic energy and this collaboration is for the experimental test driving in the Miyakojima City. Although, Honda has not revealed much about the program but it was said that this is an experimental program where Honda will operate a micro-sized electric vehicle using renewable energy to see if that helps the community to have CO2 free society.
The new MC-Beta EV is a part of small sized electromotive mobility project and Honda has been working on it for quite some time. Honda has also conducted such tests with Kumamoto Prefecture and Saitama City in November 2013. To make the test possible, the EV will make use of renewable energy that will be provided from new PV recharging stations that are being built by Toshiba. The test will also focus on usage patterns and needs of such mobile products and that will help Honda to come up with better smaller vehicles in the future. The test will also focus on effects of CO2 emissions and energy cost reduction.