What is battery swapping for electric cars?

I’ve been looking more into getting an electric vehicle, and I keep coming across this term: “battery swapping.” What is battery swapping for electric cars?

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Answer provided by
Melanie Mergen
Answered on Jul 07, 2022
Battery swapping for electric cars refers to switching the vehicle’s current battery for a fully-charged one at a swap station.
The premise is that battery swapping would require less time than waiting for an electric vehicle battery to recharge at a charging station. Another plus with this option is that it’s less complicated than setting up new infrastructure for a new charging station.
Battery swapping isn’t common in the United States yet, but there are battery swapping networks elsewhere, including in India and China.
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