Forsee Power has revealed that Kawasaki has selected their batteries for the electric edition of the iconic Ninja and Z motorcycles. Concurrently, the company is inaugurating a new office and laboratory in Yokohama, Japan, to bolster its expanding operations in the country. Additionally, Kenjiro Azuma has been appointed as the Managing Director of Forsee Power Japan. This significant development was unveiled at a press conference attended by Philippe Setton, the Ambassador of France in Japan, and Tetsuya Daikoku, Senior Executive Managing Officer of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., as Forsee Power outlined its Japanese expansion plans.
GO 1.6 power swappable battery
The Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 feature two swappable lithium-ion GO 1.6 power batteries. The high-power performance of these batteries connected in parallel ensures the sporty driving of the vehicles up to 99 km/h1 with less noise and no emission. Moreover, the regeneration system enables to recycle the energy from deceleration into the battery when the driver releases the accelerator. This helps increase cruising range.
Multiple charging options add flexibility for maximal convenience to riders’ daily routine. It is possible to recharge the motorcycles by connecting it to a dedicated charger powered by a household power outlet. It is also possible to remove the batteries and charge them. Charging time per battery is approximately 3.7 hours for full charge.
Kawasaki’s vehicles will be sold globally. Thanks to the global footprint of Forsee Power, the Group will support the aftersales service of Kawasaki products in all markets. A first order of the batteries has already been placed.
Forsee Power has positioned as a strong international player on the battery market for light and heavy vehicles, with the most comprehensive portfolio of products and services for its target markets.
The Group has decided to establish a site in Yokohama, in the prefecture of Kanagawa, to support its growing customer base in Japan. The site will host a maintenance center and laboratory to provide repair services as well as support to the R&D activities of Forsee Power’s Japanese customers such as during the validation phase of vehicles.
“Thanks to the support of our shareholder and strategic partner Mitsui, Forsee Power has been accelerating its business activity with world-leading Japanese OEMs of off-highway vehicles, trains, trucks, and light electric vehicles. The establishment of our new site in Yokohama is an important step in our internationalization strategy to build close relationships with our customers and to accelerate the decarbonization of transport.” explains Christophe Gurtner, Chaiman and CEO at Forsee Power. “We are very proud that Kawasaki has chosen Forsee Power to power its legendary Ninja motorcycle and the Z model. It is a great sign for the electrification of motorcycles when a world leader like Kawasaki launches an electric version of two models that have met such success with city riders over the years”.
SOURCE: Forsee Power