The PowerSwap System
“Automation is the means for a new refuelling solution for EVs”
Carrying a 200 kg battery is a huge challenge for us humans, but for a robot it is just a normal job. Our battery swap unit will find the location of the battery compartment underneath the bottom of the car, take the empty battery out and send it to the battery storage for charging. Here the battery can be charged under harmonious conditions minimizing the stress on both the battery chemicals and the grid.
The robot unit is guided by an optical search system that finds the battery compartment and controls the motion of the battery from car to storage.
The size of the storage depends on how many car are to be swapped and also what level of amps
the grid can deliver at the location. With a high end supply of kWh, the number of batteries will be less than if there is a limitated power from the grid. A typical number of batteries is 20-25.
Payment for electricity and swapping is handled via a smart phone app or a RFID system enabling a fast and easy payment.
The implementation of the battery cassette in the car can be made in many different ways directly horizontal underneath the bottom plate or even underneath the bars, which support the crash safety structure. A shortcut to implementation is to raise the car body by modifying the suspension to create more space underneath for the cassette.
The PowerSwap unit will be installed in a similar way as an ordinary petrol pump, directly on the ground – efficient and at low cost. The PowerSwap unit is a distribution system for the fuel and the fuel is the battery.