NIO Opens First Battery Swap Station In Shenzhen

MAY 29 2018 BY MARK KANE 11

NIO announced that its first battery swap station – called the Power Swap Station – is now fully operational in the Nanshan Science and Technology Park, Shenzhen, China.

The station will be available for the ES8 electric cars, which are rated for more than 355 km (220 miles) of NEDC using a 70 kWh battery (from CATL).

NIO ES8 – charging, battery swap of mobile charging vans

On top of normal AC charging, NIO is going to offer three ways to enable long-range travel:

  • DC fast charging in one hour
  • 3-minute battery swap stations (at least 1,100 stations are to be built by 2020 in China)
  • mobile charging vans (+100 km/62 miles in 10 minutes)

We don’t understand how mobile charging vans could be a viable proposition, but we know that the battery swap system so far hasn’t paid off for that company called Better Place. Who remembers the Renault Fluence Z.E.?

Read Also – New Tesla Patent Shows A Trailer-based Battery Swap Station

Also, Tesla designed the Model S with battery swapping in mind, but there’s been very little interest in the pilot installation in California so the idea was abandoned.

NIO ES8 at NIO’s first Power Swap Station
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tftf

“Also, Tesla designed the Model S with battery swapping in mind, but there’s been very little interest in the pilot installation in California so the idea was abandoned.”

A nice way of saying Tesla got hundreds of millions of USD for this in subsidies – for ONE shut-down station:

https://dailykanban.com/2015/05/analysis-understanding-teslas-potemkin-swap-station/

https://dailykanban.com/2015/06/tesla-battery-swap-carbs-bridge-to-nowhere/

I hope everyone reads these two links with an open mind. This is gaming the CARB system – for taxpayer money.

Mark.ca

Yes, they should have forced people into it. That’s usually working. They tried, failed, moved on. The H scam is still going on, btw…and it’s sucking much more money too.
Where did you get the dollar amount for the station anyway? Was it your ass?

tftf

Maybe you should check the numbers first:

“Tesla Motors has earned more than $295 million in green subsidy emission credits during the past three years for a battery-swapping technology customers weren’t getting, a Watchdog investigation reveals.

In fact, the electric car company, owned in part by billionaire Elon Musk, may have earned credits up to nearly half a billion dollars in value from the 11 states that use the Zero Emission Vehicle barter as part of a green auto industry mandate. California created the program and leads the pack, doling out $173 million in credits to the Silicon Valley-based Tesla.”

Mark.ca

“That demonstration was in 2012, the same year Tesla started selling its Model S sedan. For each car Telsa sold, it received four ZEV credits plus an additional three credits for being part of a rapid refueling program. Each credit is worth about $4,000, Watchdog found.”
Going by the numbers on IEV for TMS sells between 2012 and 2014 then the number should be $444 million. Why the discrepancy?

Get Real

Hey look, admitted Tesla shorter and Seeking Liars author Trolltft is here to once again slime up InsideEVs with his self-serving anti-Tesla propaganda.

You should be part of the Trumpster Maladministration as you would make a perfect fit as one of the swamp creature d-bags there.

Oh BTW, it figures you would quote and link DailyKanBan as they are similar serial anti-Tesla media like the infamous Seeking D-Bags shorter site you author for.

tftf

And what about Watchdog.org?
Anything nice to say about them?
Are their numbers wrong?

Why don’t you stay on topic instead of insulting people?

Assaf
Better Place went under because (partial list)… 1. They built out their entire 40+ station “pilot” network at once – in 2.5 far-apart countries, too. And the stations cost at least 4x the projected amount. Had they started with a 5-10 station pilot Denmark or central Israel, they’d have plenty of cash remaining to adjust the pilot as it goes. Instead, by the time they finished deploying they only had 6-9 months of cash left and barely 1k vehicles sold in Israel. That was by far the top reason, but they made several other errors that would have likely doomed them sooner or later: 2. They chose as their #1 pilot country (Israel) a totally inappropriate choice. The environmental movement in Israel is weak, most people couldn’t care less about climate change (that’s in the best case when they don’t buy the denier BS), and cars and their maintenance are hideously expensive. 3. They went with a single not very popular automaker and an unattractive model. 4. They banked on the half of Israel’s car market that’s controlled by fleet lease deals. But fleet managers tend to make conservative decisions, and fleet vehicle demands can be more extreme than a… Read more »
Don Zenga

Nice to see battery swapping stations which essentially puts the electric vehicles on par with gasmobiles, fuecel vehicles and so on.

But the price of swap should be economical enough, otherwise it will fall by the wayside.

Tesla can make 1 more attempt at battery swapping by charging just the nominal cost rather than a flat $50 charge. Anyway Model-3 owners have to pay at supercharging site, and they may opt if the battery swapping costs slightly more.

MathAndStuff

The Model3 battery can’t be field swapped. I imagine if/when the Model S/X are designed they won’t be either.

101101

Mobile charger truck makes sense. You put 3 of the heavy batteries in truck but you only end up discharging one and using the other 2 to drive the fast charge you then return to the station to mechanically swap out the discharged battery and repeat. A perfect system for people in a jam.