China-based battery large CATL formally launched its EVOGO battery swap providers (earlier put up) in Xiamen, southeast China’s Fujian Province, making it the world’s first EVOGO metropolis. The primary 4 quick battery swap stations which have began operation are positioned in Siming District, Huli District and Haicang District of Xiamen.
The variety of quick battery swap stations in Xiamen is predicted to extend to 30 by the top of this 12 months, when drivers at anywhere on Xiamen Island can discover one such station inside a radius of three kilometers.
Designed to appear to be a bar of chocolate, “Choco-SEB (swapping electrical block)” is a mass-produced battery specifically developed for EV battery-sharing. It gives high-energy density with small measurement, versatile mixture and minimalist design. With the help of the newest CTP (cell-to-pack) know-how, it could obtain a gravimetric vitality density of greater than 160 Wh/kg and a volumetric vitality density of 325 Wh/L, enabling a single block to offer a driving vary of 200 km.
At current, the particular supply for renting one Choco-SEB block is RMB 399 (US$62) monthly, which will probably be dynamically adjusted in line with totally different degree of energy consumption by customers.
For every battery swap service on the swap station, the cost is nearly the identical as that of the quick charging service, and it’s topic to dynamic adjustment in line with totally different station places and time slots.
Modern Amperex Vitality Service Know-how Ltd. (CAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CATL, has achieved complete win-win cooperation with a number of companions by implementing its metropolis companion plan. All events concerned have joined forces to cooperate in know-how, sources and providers to facilitate the development of battery swap community and promote EVOGO automobile fashions in Xiamen.
Sooner or later, CATL will add extra companions to launch extra EVOGO automobile fashions and ship EVOGO providers in additional cities.
Nio closing in on 900 swap stations. Individually, China-based electrical automaker Nio introduced in its replace for Q1 2022 that it has deployed 884 Energy Swap stations, 727 Energy Charger stations and three,832 vacation spot chargers in China.
NIO’s second-generation battery swap station permits the automobile to park mechanically in station, the place customers can expertise a three-minute battery swap whereas staying contained in the automobile. As of 10 December 2021, NIO had offered greater than 5.3 million swaps to customers in China. Battery swapping has change into one of many favourite energy options amongst NIO customers, the corporate mentioned.