Tesla actually rejected the use of swap batteries in electric cars last year. According to the electric car giant from the United States, the use of this swap battery will cause a number of problems and is not suitable for large-scale use.
Launching the Autoblog page today, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Chinese automakers, Nio and Geely together with battery swap developer Aulton and Chinese oil producer, Sinopec, plan to build a total of 24,000 battery swap stations across China by 2025. This figure is up around 1,400 per day from now on.
The use of this swap system battery is claimed to help reduce tension on the power grid because the number of electric car users is predicted to continue to grow. Experts call this what could happen if battery usage occurred throughout the industry on a large scale.
If China succeeds in making standard battery swaps for electric cars on a large scale, it could damage the business models of a number of global brands such as Tesla, Volkswagen, to General Motors. As is known, Tesla has an electric car with a battery system that must be charged, Tesla even has its own electric charging network.
China’s plans to use swap batteries have continued to be announced little by little in recent months. However, it is not yet known whether this system will be used widely or only for the domestic market.
For information, China is targeting 25 percent of its car sales are electric cars by 2025. This target also considers how many batteries will be used if the swap battery system is implemented later.