Edited by: Giorgos Pallikaris
What if I get electric and can’t find where to charge? If I find another 10 cars waiting in front of me? At the gas station it takes 2 minutes to fill up while at least half an hour at the charger.
These are some reasonable questions that keep quite a few people away from electric cars, as the charging network is small and refueling times long.
The company Ample offers a different side of the coin and an alternative which (it claims) takes only 5 minutes, is fully automated and costs as much as filling up with gas.
What we’re referring to is Ample’s second generation battery swap station.
“Approaching the Ample station, the car is recognized by the station and its door is raised automatically. Once the car is parked, the driver initiates the exchange from the Ample app on his phone. Five minutes later, the driver is back on the road,” he says the company on its website.
The battery exchange facility consists of a modular design that can be built in just a few days either as a stand-alone structure or as multiple connected locations. If it can actually build these stations and develop working battery-swapping technology, it could revolutionize electric vehicles. At least those built with easy battery removal in mind.
Would you prefer to charge or change a battery if you had the choice?
Source: Zougla.gr by www.zougla.gr.
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