NIO has formally introduced the second-generation battery swap stations – Energy Swap Station 2.0 – prepared to offer freshly charged batteries for NIO EVs (all of them: ES8, ES6, EC6 and upcoming ET7).
In accordance with the transient description, the brand new stations shall be geared up with 14 battery slots – 13 battery packs and an empty slot, to select up a discharged battery (or previous/earlier era battery when upgrading).
The station is absolutely automated (together with automated parking within the place) and able to offering as much as 312 battery swaps per day – thrice extra than the earlier era.
Assuming 312 battery swaps per twenty-four hours, we get 4.6 minutes or near 277 seconds per swap (together with parking). That is in all probability the main limitation (not the ability enter itself).
“To repeatedly enhance the battery swapping expertise, NIO formally launched the Energy Swap Station 2.0 which might full 312 swaps per day. The automobile can mechanically drive into the station and customers can provoke a battery swap from contained in the automobile with one click on.’
In early October 2020, the company had some 155 battery stations. Immediately it is greater than 170. The up to date plan is to put in in China a community of 500 stations by the top of 2021. The progress on this matter is slower than initially anticipated (in 2017 the corporate hoped to put in 1,100 stations in a couple of years), however NIO remains a strong believer in battery swapping.
As we perceive, the brand new, refined stations will deal with all forms of battery packs – 70 kWh, 84 kWh, and 100 kWh presently utilized by the NIO, in addition to the upcoming new 150 kWh pack.