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Swapping or Wired Charging, which is a better use case solution

The electric vehicle market is growing day by day, people are being more aware of their environmental, financial, and physical benefits.  Since people have started showing interest in electric vehicles the biggest debate is whether wire charging or battery swapping is a better solution. 

Which one to choose wire charging or swapping?

Both techniques have their own pros and cons which can help you to choose the technique according to your needs. These includes:

Wire charging 

Pros

It’s convenient to charge at your own pace in your basement, garage, or workplace parking because you don’t have to add another task to your daily to-do list.

You own the battery pack, so you won’t have to worry about getting a defective one failing on your trip.

The battery is built into the vehicle’s architecture together with the structure, increasing the vehicle’s safety, effectiveness, and stiffness.

Most of us don’t need a full charge for daily demands, therefore slow charging and partial battery capacity improve the battery’s life.

Cons

Heavy – The battery adds a large amount of weight to the vehicle, increasing the weight, which means you have to carry the same amount of weight as a newly charged vehicle even after your battery gets discharged.

Expensive – The battery contributes a big amount of the EV’s overall cost in our markets, and as a result, its range is restricted.

Upgrades – The battery technology is upgraded regularly. You can end up with a battery that is inferior compared to a more modern commercial battery in three to five years, in which case your only option will be to wait until your vehicle has passed the end of its service before getting an upgrade.

End-of-life usage – What should you do if your vehicle’s motors, transmission, electronics, etc. are perfectly fine but the battery is dead? An expensive battery reinstallation or dumping of the entire vehicle contributes to the e-waste.

Degradation – Batteries degrade, resulting in a vehicle that loses its value and function, making it appear that it is truly aging alongside you.

Battery Swapping

Pros

Affordability- The cost is lower when you buy a vehicle without a battery, making it more affordable. Which leads to an increase in the adoption and availability of EVs.

Weight- If you don’t want the entire 500 km range, smaller batteries with dead spaces between them can be an alternative, saving weight and power.

Risk avoidance – Since you have not bought the battery, you won’t be affected if it’s defective. You can anytime switch if the battery is defective.

Infrastructure for charging – You do not need to worry about the infrastructure for charging in your own home or office and petition for EV charging spaces. Additionally, if there are any, you can utilize them to recharge your battery.

Upgrades – Because all batteries are standardized in accordance with Indian guidelines, any new battery technology will be immediately available. You would have access to the latest technology, a battery that is lighter or perhaps has a greater range, or perhaps a less expensive option for your light usage.

 

Cons

Quality – The quality of the batteries will never be guaranteed. You might never be able to rely on the arriving battery’s safety and effectiveness.

Range – The new battery might not have the same range as the one you were using before. It will always vary depending on the battery, which raises a question mark for any upcoming travels.

Incompatibility – A heavy battery is useless for a three-wheeler. Similar to how a battery pack that fits into a small hatch won’t be useful for a MUV. Any size you choose will include compromises and trade-offs for various parties. Making swappable battery packs in various sizes will just raise the price and complexity.

Extra components – Your vehicle will require additional components for the battery swapping mechanism to work thus adding to more components that can fail which can lead to more troubles in your journey.

Expensive – If you add in the price of the battery packs, you are essentially renting the equivalent of a car. Rent won’t be inexpensive. Since there won’t be any infrastructure and it will be very expensive, you’ll have to travel long distances to get a quick battery swap.

Safety issue – Any issues that arise will be difficult to resolve. And it might cost you lots of money and time or sometimes bigger problems while driving the vehicle. You will always have to worry about your and your vehicle’s safety and will have to be very careful.

Conclusion

We have discussed the pros and cons of both wire charging and battery swapping, depending upon your needs you can choose one technique, or you can rent a bike and solve all your confusion yourself.

Zypp electrics aspires to save the environment and keep the air clean. We also ensure to make transportation easy and affordable without compromising transportation quality and our customer’s convenience.

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