Over the previous few months, Kawasaki has all of the sudden been making fairly a stir within the EV information area. In February, we first noticed the corporate patent a unique ram air-style cooling method for an electric powerplant. Then a report emerged about how Kawasaki had joined arms with different Japanese firms like Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha concerning unification of standards for electric bikes. And now, patents photos of what seems to be an electrical Ninja 300 and a battery swapping tech for it have emerged.
Apparently, the doc reveals that Kawasaki had crammed for these patents all the best way again in 2013! And right here we thought everybody was solely simply waking as much as the electrical future that lies forward. Earlier than we go any additional and get your hopes up, allow us to warn you that the Ninja 300 may solely be in these patents as an instance the electrical tech getting used; it’s probably the electrical parts that Kawasaki is patenting. The primary picture reveals that the bike is supplied with a big, upside-down, L-shaped battery pack that sits the place the engine would. The bike’s electrical motor, in the meantime, sits the place a gearbox would on a standard bike.
The second picture, then again reveals a dolly that seems to be designed to swap the battery pack. Swappable battery packs are gaining reputation, as motorcycle-friendly sized lithium-ion batteries of right this moment don’t have the juice required to allow them to cowl lengthy distances. Nonetheless, the truth that a dolly needs to be used means that this battery pack isn’t precisely featherweight. One other factor to think about is that the body on the left hand aspect of the bike will most likely must be unbolted as a way to swap the battery packs. That is all going to make the method significantly tedious and there’s most likely one thing right here that we’re lacking, or the patent photos aren’t revealing. Whereas we don’t have any specs of the battery or the motor within the photos, they do reveal that Kawasaki is unquestionably headed the electrical method.
That mentioned an actual ‘inexperienced’ Ninja can be sight to behold. What are your ideas? Tell us within the feedback part under.