Honda announced on October 19 that they will launch a demonstration testing of the Honda Power Charger, an AC charger that corresponds with the Fit EV and solar power generator, in the Marshall Islands, with the cooperation of the government.
Starting at 11:00 AM local time in the Marshall Islands on October 19, a ceremony to commemorate the start of the demonstration testing was held in front of the Marshall Islands government building, and it was spearheaded by Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan from the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Hideyuki Mitsuoka, and Honda Chairman Fumuhiko Ike.
Just like many islands near the Pacific Ocean, the Marshall Islands rely mostly on importing an energy supply from other countries, so they are facing problems such as the management of those supplies and shipping costs for importation. Moreover, since it is easy to take the impact of the rise in sea levels, it is also necessary to focus on making countermeasures for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
In this demonstration testing, Honda will be introducing the Fit EV and the Honda Power Charger with the aim of promulgating electric mobility as well as the possible maintenance of charging-related infrastructures in the Marshall Islands. It is also connected to the solution of conducting self-supported energy in their country.
(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)