Can EV Battery Swapping Take Off In The U.S.?

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San Francisco-based Ample has brought electric vehicle battery swapping to the U.S. The company was in stealth mode for seven years before launching recently with five swapping stations in the Bay Area. Uber drivers in the area are Ample’s first customers.


 

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One of the big issues with electric / hybrid cars is the cost of replacing the battery. Battery in a Chevrolet Volt can cost upwards of USD$16,000. If battery swapping means you keep a fresh battery and saved you the cost of replacing it, this could work.
 

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