Blue Energy's EHW5 lithium-ion battery

New and efficient EHW5 lithium-ion battery featured on all-new Honda Freed

The EHW5 lithium-ion battery produced and sold by Blue Energy, a joint venture between GS Yuasa and Honda Motor Company, is featured on the all-new Honda Freed and Freed+ hybrid models.

The EHW5 generates higher output while offering reduced weight and size. While being 17% lighter and 7% smaller than conventional products, the EHW5 offers capacity and output that equals or exceeds conventional models as well as durability and safety. This lithium-ion battery efficiently stores regenerative energy, which generates when decelerating, and assists the engine and motor to contribute to its smooth and powerful acceleration.

In addition to the Freed, the EHW5 lithium-ion battery is featured on the Clarity Fuel Cell, Accord Hybrid and NSX.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)