Commencement of an EV Battery Sharing Demonstration Experiment in the Logistics Field Toward a Decarbonized Society
Sep. 30, 2022
Marubeni is currently working with FOMM Corporation (hereinafter, “FOMM”) on EV battery sharing* in the logistics field and will start a demonstration experiment (the “Demonstration”) on October 3, 2022, in Yokohama City and Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The Demonstration was adopted by the Ministry of the Environment’s “the Sector Coupling Demonstration Project to integrate the Development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) with Replaceable Batteries and the Utilization of Renewable Energy.” Sohwakai Corporation (hereinafter, “Sohwakai”) has been conducting a light cargo delivery business using the “Battery Replaceable Conversion EV” (hereinafter, “CEV”) developed by FOMM. We will test introduce CEV vehicles in actual delivery operations and verify the model of operations by replacing (swapping) batteries.
By solving the battery charging time issue that has been a barrier to the introduction of EVs in the last mile delivery industry and by using renewable energy sources in the future, we aim to improve the amount of renewable energy used in Japan.
Through this Demonstration, Marubeni will promote initiatives for the commercialization of battery sharing in the logistics field and aim to contribute to a decarbonized society.
*Click here for the October 29, 2021 press release: “Electric Vehicle Battery Sharing within the Logistics Industry for a Decarbonized Society”
Outline of the Implementation
|Duration||: October 3, 2022, to January 31, 2023|
|Place||: Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture|
Note: The period and location are subject to change depending on the status of the demonstration.
Roles of Each Company
|FOMM||: Development of CEV and portable replacement batteries
Acquisition of CEV and infrastructure information during this demonstration period
|Marubeni||: Operation performance management, operation evaluation, commercialization study|
|Sohwakai||: Test introduction and operation of EV with replaceable batteries|
|Name||: FOMM Corporation|
|Address||: 7-7 Shin-Kawasaki, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture|
|Representative||: President & CEO Hideo Tsurumaki|
|Founded||: February 2013|
|Business||: 1. Planning, development, manufacture and sale of small electric vehicles (including motorcycles), and technical consultancy services related to these
2. MaaS Business
3. Any business incidental to or related to 1 and 2 above
|Name||: Sohwakai Corporation|
|Address||: 211-2 Shin-Yoshida-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture|
|Representative||: President & CEO Daiki Yamauchi|
|Founded||: September 2007|
|Business||: 1. Light cargo delivery business
2. Various spot delivery services
3. Vehicle leasing, maintenance, and sales