The Swappable Batteries Motorcycles Consortium (SBMC) has launched its initiative only two years ago with a primary focus on the customer's foremost benefit: A common standard for L-category vehicle batteries enabling interoperability, compatibility, safety and security, thus opening the door to significant cost reductions for all stakeholders via the advantages of a universal battery standard.
Significant Progress Towards Standardization
In October 2023, delegates from SBMC participated for the first time in the ISO TC 22 SC 38 WG 2 discussion (meeting held in Tokyo, October 11 and 12, 2023).
The results were positive with a recommendation to prepare a draft project proposal based on six main “chapters” towards standardising a swappable battery system:
1: General & Safety requirements
2: Mechanical parts
5: Electrical parts
6: Test specifications
The process will progress with the collection of proposals, inputs and materials from all ISO TC 22 SC 38 WG 2 members, then merging SBMC inputs with all others into a comprehensive document, that will be circulated for feedback from all working group members.
The next meeting will be held on 16 & 17 April 2024, in Torino (Italy).
Past and upcoming events
November 2023: EICMA
MEET SBMC @ EICMA - URBAN MOBILITY HALL 18 -
This new space at the International Two-Wheeler Exhibition, promoted with our member ANCMA (National Association of Cycles-Motorcycles and Accessories), is a seed in the soil of EICMA that the event wants to grow and is also configured as a privileged place to listen to the needs of businesses and road users.
Enriched with talks, demonstrations and informative meetings, the objective is to represent how two-wheelers, are already and will increasingly be a concrete answer to a new and more complex demand for mobility coming from the city.
Meet us from November 9 to 12 at the SBMC booth in HALL 18, together with other relevant companies, institutions, law enforcement agencies and industry startups, to which EICMA offers an international showcase.
We are happy to announce we have 10 new consortium members since the start of 2023, bringing the total number of current SBMC members to 38.
A comprehensive description of all members can be found here.