Electric Vehicles Market to develop as a Startup brings forth the idea of Battery Swapping instead of Charging, saving Cost and Time
Posted On February 07, 2022
Owners of electric motorcycles have started swapping worn batteries rather than waiting for their vehicles to charge, which is a new trend. Although battery replacement is somewhat more expensive than gasoline, the more rapid and efficient service makes up for the swapping. Most believe that the best benefit of e-motorbikes is that users neither have to queue in long lines for petrol.
Gogoro, a Taiwanese company, is extremely popular for its battery swapping services. It has several thousand subscribers and is now looking for expansion in other parts of the world, including New York. The idea could boost the Electric Vehicles Market. For most people, the least time-consuming in swapping the battery and the effective process is a highly winning factor against petrol-based vehicles.
The startup, Gogoro first came up with this idea in the year 2015. Now, the company has a huge established base with 450,000 subscribers. Further, it swaps 330,000 batteries daily. The whole process is around 10 percent costlier than petrol.
The idea of swapping batteries is a popular one. Several companies in China, Israel, and United States have also thought about incorporating it for electric cars. This is largely because these vehicles do not require large and established batteries and stations. However, that possesses several setbacks as the tech works better for e-mopeds.
Nonetheless, the idea is booming would be excellent in the case of e-cars. This would be beneficial against needing extensive charging facilities and the time required to charge cars. There are many such processes in the making, and it might be a simple truth in the coming future.
For now, the developments made by Gogoro are also worthy of note. Their system is akin to a vending machine that follows the customer and will provide energy whenever the user needs it. The popularity of such facilities has grown hugely in number and already surpassed the number of petrol stations available.
The industry aims to create a new industry while keeping the world's growing emphasis on sustainability and environment-friendly solutions. Their idea could have a broad positive impact on e-vehicles, and with government support, the project could be even more extensive and more successful.