Building on more than 25 years of EV innovation, KYMCO announced three ground-breaking technologies to accelerate the mass adoption of electric motorcycles: The Ionex Battery-as-a-Service Solution for Energy Companies, the Ionex Battery Metering Unit for EV Manufacturers, and the Ionex Energy Station for Battery-swapping Network Operators.
KYMCO envisions a future where energy companies provide riders with battery services for electric motorcycles. With this service, riders receive batteries with guaranteed performance and pay only for actual battery usage. So, riders no longer need to buy batteries when purchasing their vehicle.
The company also sees EV manufacturers introduce electric motorcycles with integrated onboard battery metering. Without the costs of the batteries, electric motorcycles are more affordable than ever before. Battery-swapping would also be an option, whereby network operators deploy thousands of battery-swapping stations across the country, forever erasing range anxiety. Battery-swapping networks provide riders with zero-wait charging and unlimited range.
Ionex EV solution
To address all current challenges and future ambitions to fulfill KYMCO’s vision, Chairman Ko announced three ground-breaking technologies to propel all stakeholders to collaborate as the Ionex Open Consortium, an EV ecosystem that brings affordable, convenient, and sustainable electric mobility to all, the true arrival of the electric era.
I. The Ionex battery-as-a-service solution
The Ionex Common Battery is a versatile removable battery with a proven track record of millions of charges and swaps, simultaneously supporting battery swapping, battery charging, and vehicle charging. It’s engineered to offer easy integration into any two-wheeler architecture and provides high-energy capacity for extended riding range.
Furthermore, it’s purposefully designed with exceptional durability against accidental impacts and advanced battery management technologies to support Battery-as-a-Service operations.
The cloud-based Ionex Operating System manages every Ionex Common Battery to automate all aspects of the battery-as-a-service operation for the Energy Companies. It tracks real-time battery and energy usage, orchestrates autonomous battery-swapping network operation, and intelligently manages each battery charging to extend battery life. It includes comprehensive business processing, mobile billing, and payment collection features, all while ensuring non-stop system functionality with automatic diagnosis, alerts, and recovery.
2. The Ionex battery metering unit (BMU)
The Ionex BMU eliminates the main challenge EV Manufacturers face today — complex battery technology — by taking care of their investment in developing a technically advanced battery for the vehicle.
The Ionex BMU works seamlessly with the Ionex Common Battery, accurately tracking real-time battery usage. It comes with an Internet of Vehicles (IoV) control interface, allowing the vehicle to connect with the rider through the Ionex User App for abundant smart vehicle features and turning the rider’s mobile phone into the vehicle’s keyless device. It’s also equipped with Over-The-Air firmware updates and financial-grade encrypted data transmission, all the advanced digital technologies expected in the electric era.
3. The Ionex Energy Station for battery-swapping
This cloud-connected battery-swapping station is available in various sizes and configurations to meet the needs of any deployment. It works seamlessly with every BMU-equipped electric motorcycle and plays an important part in the battery-as-a-service. It offers riders the most reliable battery-swapping service and the most user-friendly battery-swapping experience to generate recurring revenue.
The Ionex Energy Station operates 24/7 with load balancing and power backup under the cloud management of the Ionex Operating System, guaranteeing secured and uninterrupted autonomous operation. It features robust construction, weather resistance, and unauthorized access protection to ensure total security and reliability. Moreover, the Ionex Energy Station offers the simplest, fastest, and safest battery-swapping experience on the market, making every energy replenishment intuitive and user-friendly.
“Right here, right now, marks the inflection point of the electric era,” said Allen Ko. “KYMCO’s game-changing Ionex EV Solution is paving the way for all stakeholders to jointly transition to the electric future. I invite everyone to join us on this transformative journey.”
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