With the closure of one and only one Tesla swap station, Elon told that it was open and there was very low battery take rate for the service. one would think that the automaker was not interested in this sort of thing anymore. and yet despite the lack of working on the grounds swapping station, Tesla’s patent is still idea for the technology. Last year EV automaker could exchange spend packs of new ones.


About the Tesla’s patent filing

tesla filed a patent for ‘battery Swapping System and Techniques’, the filing describes a way in which you can exchange an EV battery for a new one. the patent is quite absurd and doesn’t get into any of negative marks as Musk elucidated. it simply say;

“Because the process of charging such cells usually takes some amount of time, some vehicles are designed so that the battery can be replaced with another battery, to replenish power in the vehicle or to address malfunction in the current batteries.”

The system described here might need at least one technician to be working at the swap station.

The Tesla’s patent says that this, “can reduce or eliminate the need for the system to have vision components, which may otherwise be needed to align the battery pack or other components.” The station doesn’t have to be built into a single location, either, since:

“A battery-swapping system can be implemented on top of a trailer for increased mobility. Generally, the battery-swapping operations should be performed in an enclosed or at least covered location. For example, a trailer can be custom built with sides that pop out for increased space and ramps on either side so the vehicle can be driven in and out of the battery-swapping facility. Depleted batteries can be charged at the location of the swapping system (e.g., using grid power or another electric resource) or fully charged battery packs can be delivered to the location.”