30 Jun '13, 9pm

Switching or Swapping Batteries, It's Still A Costly Engineering Exercise - EV World: natmonitor.comSwitching

PHOTO CAPTION: Tesla's Model S can swap its battery pack in 90 seconds. Switching or Swapping Batteries, It's Still A Costly Engineering Exercise Tweet Katie Spense examines what's involved in designing a car with the ability to swap batteries like the Tesla Model S. Recently, I wrote an article about the advances in battery and other green technology that could be a risk factor for Tesla Motors . A question that was raised was why Tesla couldn't just switch to another battery technology. That's a very good question. Here's why it's not as easy as it sounds, and how it could affect Tesla's stock. Is it easy to switch between batteries? In a Congressional Research Service for Congress, Bill Canis wrote regarding the development of lithium-ion batteries, "the automaker's decision as to which battery to procure will be in effect for a prolonged period, perhaps the life of the...

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