Battery swapping is a technology that allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to replace their depleted batteries with fully charged ones in a matter of minutes instead of waiting for hours to recharge them. This could potentially solve some of the challenges that EVs face, such as range anxiety, long charging times, and high upfront costs. However, battery swapping has not been widely adopted in the EV market, mainly due to the battery systems' lack of standardization, compatibility, and scalability.
That could change soon, as Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest automaker, and Ample, a San Francisco-based startup, have announced a partnership to leverage Ample’s modular battery-swapping technology for use in Stellantis EVs. The partnership aims to provide a fast, convenient, and affordable way to deliver energy to EVs while also reducing the environmental impact of transportation.