Knocksense EV Series| Know all about battery swapping services before you buy an EV

Knocksense EV Series| Know all about battery swapping services before you buy an EV

As of now, the battery swapping service is just available for two and three-wheelers in India. Read on to know more.

Concerns over vehicular emissions contributing to climate change, complemented by the voracious demand for petrol/diesel, has compelled countries around the world to adopt electricity as a sustainable energy for automobiles. Home to the world’s largest 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler market, India is aiming toward Zero Emission target by 2070.

One technology that benefits owners is the battery swapping facility on EVs. As of now, the service is only available for 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers in India. There are a few questions that revolve around its functionality. Let's go through them one by one.

What is battery swapping?

As the name suggests, battery swapping is a method where a user can swap their drained battery in exchange for a fully charged battery. Simply take out your old battery and install the fully charged battery, much like in normal household appliances. New and charged batteries are available at swapping stations.

How to avail battery swapping service?

Currently, there are multiple service providers in India that offer battery swapping services. You can register with them while buying your EV 2-wheeler, get in touch with any swapping service provider and take monthly leasing or a subscription plan, and you are set for an easy swap service.

Is battery swapping time consuming?

If you think that battery swapping is going to consume a lot of your time, let us inform you that that is not the case. Battery swapping is as simple as refueling your ICE vehicle. It is not time consuming at all, and is a quick way to get on the move once again.

How can you find a compatible battery for your EV?

Battery swapping sounds simple, however, the lack of regulations is the biggest hurdle in its implementation. Reportedly, EV 2-wheelers use a universal battery, with similar sizes, only varied by capacity.

Most EV 2-wheelers and 3-wheeler manufacturers give you the option of purchasing bikes without a battery, for you to avail of battery swapping service on lease or subscription. You can generally check out compatibility details on battery providers' websites.

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At present, the 2-wheeler EV market in India is booming, mainly due to its increasing use in the commercial vehicle space. It is astonishing how EV 2-wheelers have changed the entire chain of logistics in India.

There's more to come about EVs in our next edition of Knocksense EV Series, so stay tuned for that!

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