In Europe, it will soon be possible to charge an electric car in less than 5 minutes

Chinese car manufacturer Nio will install electric car terminals in Europe with completely new technology. The battery will no longer be charged in the car, but will be replaced.

This is a technology that could revolutionize the way electric cars are used. Signed by the Chinese manufacturer Nio, the Power Swap Station is a completely new type of terminal designed for electric vehicles.

Complete battery replacement

The terminal will not charge your electric car, but will physically replace the latter’s battery. After that, there is no need to wait for a long time in front of the terminal to charge, the new battery will be fully charged and the car will be ready to go again. According to the manufacturer, this technique will take only 3 minutes.

“At each exchange, an automatic battery and electrical system check is carried out to ensure the vehicle and battery are in top condition,” says the NIO. A video posted on the Chinese firm’s YouTube channel shows the entire process.

NIO accelerates in Europe

For this purpose, NIO introduced its system in Europe in Norway and finally in Germany. Ultimately, the goal is to create a comprehensive battery exchange network. Problem: This technology is dOnly available for Chinese brand cars. In ChinaThe network begins to grow more 917 battery exchange stationAccordingly Lemon squeezer.

NIO now wants to accelerate its deployment on the old continent and win new market shares. On September 16, the company announced the installation of a production, service and research center in Europe. The latter will take care of “production and after-sales service of energy swap stations, training in energy operations in Europe and innovation of energy products”.

However, NIO’s Power Swap Station is not a new project. Already in the 1990s in France, quick battery replacement was the subject of a collaboration between Better Place and Renault.

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