China, the world’s largest automotive market, is intended for electric cars to promote the concept of battery exchange. Chinese media, such as the government-related newspaper China Daily report that the car manufacturer NIO wants to build “Battery Banks” throughout China, where electric drivers can swap their empty batteries against full. NIO tarpaulin for this purpose the establishment of a “battery asset management company”, in which in turn the company Catl invest wool, China‘s leader and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of car batteries. Already in August, the two companies should be officially intended to imagine their plans. Proponents of the battery exchange point out that the battery change is faster than charging and that the technology can keep the original price of electric cars low.
NIO has already started with the Battery Exchange project and already built 140 battery change stations in China. On average, a new one is added per week, so automotive industry as part of the “China Market Insider” format, with which the expert reported regularly via the Chinese automobile market. The project of NIO and CATL concern for some excitement in industry, it says, after all, these are two heavyweights in the Chinese e-car market. Together, the two companies would have the necessary gravity to help such an innovative model in China for breakthrough, quotes the sheet several analysts.
The concept of the battery change is also driven by the policy: Already at the beginning of this year, China’s Premier Li Keqiang initially had a financial promotion of change stations and reaffirmed this in June. Since government car manufacturers are reacting quickly to new specifications of party and governance, Geely and Saic also want to launch new battery change models this year, so automotive industry. One problem, however, is that the battery packs must be standardized so that the offer can be operated efficiently and economically. In other markets, the idea of battery exchange has failed because of this lack of standards.
Also the state Baic Group, one of the largest manufacturers of electric cars in China, has already announced the construction of 300 new battery change stations. In addition, the manufacturer wants to be 30 this year.000 Sell 000 new electric cars with interchangeable batteries.
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9 thoughts on “China accelerates battery exchange systems for electric cars”
I can imagine the standardization in a non-dirigistic, cost-oriented economic system at best * then * if you can stay limited
• on vehicles for metropolitan centers
• on rel. Lightweight, slower vehicles (constructive effort / security)
like Z.B. Load transport wheels, (cabin) scooters, light vehicles (such as.B. a “squad!”).
• Dimensions, quantities and weights that still make sense (!) Can be changed by hand.
In the underbody of typical cars, z.B. > 100 kg heavy batteries I exclude it.
Surface and electricity requirements of such alternating systems should then no longer have “kiosk size” so that they can be largely cost-effective in public space.
The idea of change-battery technology just makes sense only because you can do so much better and faster with the stored energy “households”. The batteries can be fully charged in peace with low power, while quickly “empty” can exchange “full” and (continued), the batteries may be perhaps for other applications than e-cars etc. be used. The biggest challenges are probably a long-term and practicable battery standard, but maybe the yes is ultimately predetermined by battery producers such as Catl. The next challenge is probably also the technical safety specifically in terms of waterproofness in the car to ensure. It makes sense for such a change buying system perhaps a modular approach / block principle (“LEGO”), because it increases the interchangeability greatly and makes the memory sizes flexibly adaptable..
I can hardly imagine that in the car area with its variety of models and forms. Which problem do you want to solve here? The majority of cars will also cover short distances daily in China and can be charged at home or public. The fast exchange makes sense only along the distance lines and on the edge of metropolitan areas. Interchangeable batteries work purely legally only when the battery is rented. I therefore see this more for trucks.
Right for trucks, tractors, ships and aircraft possibly times. So where H2 is in conversation. But otherwise the mobility is not and does not fall in the exchange rate. Except for e biks and E scooter motorcycles..
The company Better Place wanted to make the battery exchange for cars to “gas stations” years ago. Coming from Copenhagen should also be created in Germany exemplarily along the BAB A 7 “gas stations”. However, the Israeli company could not prevail on the market and passed bankrupt. Tesla founder Elon Musk allegedly thinks about this principle. If the autofirmorms had agreed early on such a measuring system graduated in the battery size, the urban development could have spared us at allest and very expensive charging columns allors. Petrol stations would continue to have a new area of responsibility.
In the scooter and scooter manufacturer Gogoro from Taipei, Taiwan, you swap exchange batteries on fully automatic “kiosks” and other companies already do it, like Z. B. Animal for his e-scooter.
Only technicians can handle why change batteries can not be taken over at cars. The construction effort for the equality for all the manufactories is too big and too expensive. If today the tank type must search the Ueberganspiece from the Tesla cable to type LL first, it already takes . How should he still have time to change a battery with a hubstug. In the handbag you can not take car batteries with the E Bik. As with the monocells of a stable lamp, s is not synonymous. So prefer to insert the CCS plug with velvet gloves and drink coffee as a complicated alternating handling. With a future 500 km reach where you are already reached with reasonable battery weight today, no way will lead over.
The decisive advantage of a through-constructed automated battery interchange system (no longer than a tank operation in the burner or faster, ideally without getting off) with high market penetration degree and sufficient change stations along the main traffic roads (similar petrol stations) consisted of the charging time to the user of the vehicle on the road spare and thus flexible the individual electromobility flexible and rich-width party for spontaneous longitudes regardless of the capacity of the battery. The remotely search for any charging columns, which did not even have to be installed, would be added. Of course, a fundamental international agreement of the mass producers would be a standardized recording platform prerequisite, which would probably be the greatest hurdle. In addition, the large variety of vehicle concepts in the volume segment would probably not be so broad, as usual. However, the benefits for the users of society as well as ecologically would be immense. Therefore, the idea M should.E. Do not move back to the box.
Would be nice if this dream would become reality from acute change. Then you can drive with the e-car as well as with a burner when and wherever you want and the petrol stations get a new task when gradually dropping the old fuel. There is no need for a new infrastructure, only the manufacturers need to agree on one or 2 or 3 uniform systems. If necessary, the legislators must intervene here … It helps to end only the consumer and the acceptance of the new technology is increased.
Here we go …
For each vehicle with change battery you would theoretically need 3 batteries.
One in the vehicle, one that is currently loaded and one of which is ready to change.
Then the compatibility of the different manufacturers? = Every idea condemned for fault!!