What is Battery Swapping Technology?
Battery swapping is the fastest way to charge any electric vehicle. Actually, it is a grid in which many batteries are placed to charge simultaneously. At a battery swapping station, you can replace the discharged battery of your electric scooter, bike or three-wheeler with a fully charged battery. At present, only a few companies in India are providing the facility of battery swapping for their electric vehicles.
Battery swapping can reduce the risk of fire
Actually, while charging the battery of an electric vehicle, its temperature rises. Driving a vehicle after the battery is charged does not give the battery time to cool down, causing the battery to overheat and increase the risk of fire. On the other hand, Swap Grid gives you a fully charged battery, which cools down after being in the grid for a while after it is fully charged.
The discharged battery of an electric vehicle also gets hot due to frequent use. When it is put back to the battery swapping station for recharging, its temperature drops after a while. This also reduces the risk of fire in the battery.
These companies are providing the facility of battery swapping
Several companies in India are building battery swapping stations for electric vehicles. At present, you can find these stations only in metros where customers of electric vehicles are more. Bounce Mobility is one of the leading companies in providing Battery Swapping Station facility. Recently Bounce has opened a battery swapping station in Bangalore.
Apart from Bounce, Battery (BatRE), a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles, is also providing battery swapping stations for its vehicles. Recently Battery has partnered with Bounce. Under this arrangement, battery customers will be able to access Bounce’s wide network of battery swapping stations. In the first phase of operations, Bounce will deploy at least 300 battery swapping stations in each top city. There are plans to set up such a network in 12 cities.