Will battery swapping dominate ‘traditional’ EV charging?

Proponents argue that swapping in and out batteries is a more cost-, energy- and time-efficient solution to EV charging. By Jack Hunsley

When it comes to electric vehicle (EV) charging, most vehicles are plugged into mains-connected stations in a manner not dissimilar to using a fuel pump. However, might there be a more practical approach? Those in the battery swapping business argue that completely removing and replacing an EV’s battery not only unlocks vital time and costs savings but also enacts efficiency gains throughout the electric mobility ecosystem.

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