Weilai revitalizes the battery swap mode -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

Weilai revitalizes the battery swap mode -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

Following the completion of the internal delivery of the first batch of vehicles at the end of May, on June 28, NIO delivered the second batch of ES8s, which was also the first time NIO delivered a new car to ordinary users. With this large-scale delivery, there is also the battery swap model for private users that NIO has been pushing for.

As early as December 2017, when the ES8 was launched, NIO announced that it would adopt the battery swap mode. As long as the user parks the car outside the NIO battery swap station, the vehicle will automatically enter the battery swap station, and the battery swap can be done within 3 minutes. Battery replacement is done automatically. At that time, Weilai Automobile planned to deploy automatic power swap stations in major cities with a service radius of 3 kilometers. In May this year, NIO's first battery swap station landed in Shenzhen Nanshan Science and Technology Park. Li Bin, CEO of Weilai Automobile, said that at present, Weilai Automobile has rented hundreds of land for power exchange stations, and will soon carry out a distributed layout according to the flow of users.(Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment)

In fact, the battery swap mode has been controversial since its birth. Industry insiders said that although the battery swap mode has many advantages, there are many difficulties in practical application. It is difficult to form a unified standard for the battery swap mode dominated by car companies. The country's current subsidy standards are set according to indicators such as battery cruising range and battery density. If the vehicle-electricity value separation model is adopted, it means that subsidies can no longer be obtained. It will be more difficult for the company to promote this model when the subsidies have not been fully withdrawn. Control costs.

Regarding these doubts, Li Bin once explained that renting batteries and changing batteries will not affect the subsidy, because when selling products, the battery and the car are one. Weilai Automobile does not want to oppose charging and battery swapping, but just gives users more choices. If you choose a battery swapping service, you have to agree that the battery can be turned around. Once the user has used it, they will understand that this is not a problem, because there is no possibility of a bad battery in the entire battery system. The underestimated advantage of battery swapping is that the battery is safer. As long as it is turned, the service system will do a complete inspection.

Recently, NIO has ushered in another ally: BAIC New Energy will push a new model of electric separation of vehicles to private consumers. Li Yixiu, deputy general manager of BAIC New Energy, said: "In the private-to-private power exchange mode, the property rights transaction of the battery becomes the transaction of the right to use the battery, and the battery is turned into a 'gas tank', and the customer can take the 'gas tank' to inflate it. For gas money, there is no need to buy a 'gas tank'."

This means that under BAIC New Energy's "Vehicle-Electricity Value Separation" model, consumers will no longer have to pay 100% of the battery price, but instead use battery rental methods, purchase battery replacement packages, etc. to achieve low-cost ownership of vehicles and use. The reduction in car purchase price will undoubtedly lower the threshold for consumers to purchase a car.

Zhang Qingping, deputy general manager of BAIC New Energy, said: "The advantages and disadvantages of the battery swap mode are obvious. As far as the current technical level and market conditions are concerned, it is more suitable for promotion on commercial vehicles." In the market, there is still a long way to go for battery swapping.

In view of the development prospects of the battery swap mode, Dong Yang, executive vice president of the my country Association of Automobile Manufacturers, believes that this technology has been demonstrated in the early stages of the development of new energy vehicles in my country, but it has not developed well. With the improvement of technology and the expansion of the scale of development, the development of the battery swap mode is currently undergoing new explorations, but the impact of the battery swap mode on the battery and the accounting of battery costs need to be further verified.



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