EV Battery Swapping Could Prevent Downtime

June 10, 2024
Swapping batteries could be the quicker option as OEMs work on fast charging solutions.

As electric vehicles grow in popularity, fleet managers are faced with the task of working around downtime for battery charging. OEMs are working on fast charging solutions, but a new report has found that another option, battery swapping, is arising as a way to avoid the downtime stumbling block. 

Though battery swapping has not yet caught on in the U.S., it is becoming commonplace in places like China, according to a report from Cleantechnica.com.

Recently, Chinese startup U Power reported a quick follow-on order for its new EV battery swapping stations. Introduced earlier this year, the stations include free-standing, guided robotic vehicles to do the swapping in 2-3 minutes.

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