During the NIO DAY 2022 event, the automaker announced that it has officially launched Power Swap 3.0, which improves battery replacement efficiency.
Power Swap 3.0 is claimed to store up to 21 battery packs, up nearly half, from 13 previously and 5 in first-generation facilities.
NIO said they increased the daily service capacity at the third-generation stations to 408, a 30 percent increase over the second generation.
The company also claims that through this new charging station, vehicles can replace the battery in just 2 minutes and 30 seconds, 20 percent faster than the previous generation.
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More specifically, the third-generation NIO battery exchange station also equips with two LiDARs and two Nvidia Orin chips, for a total of 508 TOPS of computing power.
According to the company, LiDAR and Nvidia Orin chips enable more accurate collaboration between vehicles and stations to support intelligent battery swapping functions including auto dialing and parking.
The third-generation battery exchange station uses NIO’s self-developed HPC bidirectional high-power liquid-cooled power module, with a maximum efficiency of 98 percent and a charge/discharge power of 62.5 kW.
NIO stated that NIO’s third-generation battery exchange station will be available in March 2023.