Honda moves to electric power with eGX prototype

Honda’s electric eGX power units will include an integrated DC power unit that would be a model installed to any equipment that requires minimal noise output

Honda has shown its first prototype electrified power unit developed for commercial-grade work equipment, the eGX.

The eGX is an advanced zero-emission electrified power unit, compatible with Honda’s GX Series general-purpose engines.

Honda see the electric transition as being seamless as Honda’s GX engine series already hold the world standard as a power source ideal for commercial-grade work equipment across a broad range of industries.

Development has centred on satisfying the needs of the construction machinery market to enable equipment to be used in a wider range of environments.

Such as underground tunnels or night construction work undertaken near residential areas with primary focus on machinery that operates under high vibration, such as a rammer and plate compactor.

The motor for the eGX is equipped with a three-phase brushless DC motor, that was developed exclusively for this model and offers high-efficiency and high-power through insulation technology and winding technology for the alternator.

The convenience and operational efficiency of the eGX is maintained through the adoption of a detachable lithium-ion battery pack.

Two prototypes have been shown. An integrated DC power unit eGX: that would be a model installed to a plate compactor and the separated DC power unit eGX that would be installed to a rammer.

The eGX is compatible with Honda GX Series engines with the size of bolt holes and shaft of the flange the same as a GX (R)100/120, the external dimensions are similar to that of GX120.

It will also offer an easy start with its simple switch operation.

More information on the eGX release date will be advised when it becomes available from Honda Australia.

For information on the current range of Honda GX engines visit: https://powerequipment.honda.com.au/GX_Engines