Yamaha launches e-bike battery subscription service to replace home charging

The Japanese mobility company hopes that Enyring will reduce the need for e-bike owners to shell out on new batteries

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Enyring is expected to launch in early 2025

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Enyring is expected to launch in early 2025

Yamaha Motor has announced a new e-bike battery subscription service company in Europe.

Enyring will offer swappable batteries for “compact urban electric vehicles”, mainly e-bikes, in a bid to remove the need to charge batteries at home.

The scheme, which will see Yamaha collaborate with “strategic partner companies”, also aims to help e-bike owners avoid forking out for new batteries altogether.

In a statement on its website, the mobility company said: “By offering such services and by reusing and recycling batteries together with European circularity leaders, ENYRING will be able to create a closed loop in which recycled materials are used as resources toward creating new products.

"This new initiative will work towards creating a sustainable, recycling-oriented society that reduces not only the economic and time burden on customers but also the impact on the environment."

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The subscription service will work by Enyring making batteries available to rent out on a subscription basis from stations dotted around a city. E-bike owners can then swap out their old battery for a fully charged replacement whenever the time comes.

With used batteries that are no longer fit for mobility use, Enyring plans to "create a closed loop in which recycled materials are used as resources toward creating new products".

Batteries will be reused as storage batteries before being disassembled into cells, recycled and then reused.

Enyring will be based in Berlin, Germany, and plans to be up and running during the first half of 2025.

The company already hopes to expand operations into the Netherlands but it is as of yet unclear where else the service will be available.

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