Waiting for an age to charge your EV is now a thing of the past.
A new battery exchange station by San Francisco-based company Ample(opens in new tab) can charge electric cars in five minutes. If the power is low, a driver can park their car inside the station. Operated through an app, a platform raises the car to facilitate a mechanical swap. Once the batteries are charged and the driver is ready to go, the EV is returned to street level.
Several Ample stations have been deployed in the Bay Area, and the company is testing its swappable batteries with Uber and Sally drivers.
EV battery-swapping is gaining popularity around the world, with the Chinese company Nio as one of the most famous examples.
While it looks like EV charging is about to get faster, waving goodbye to battery ownership has some logistical and quality problems, and the technology will compete with the rapid development of fast charging stations. charging. Either way, forget about having meditation time while waiting for your car to charge.