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Battery Swapping Stations- A Viable Option for Faster Adoption of EVs in India


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1 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division, Central Power Research Institute, Bengaluru - 560080, Karnataka, India
2 Electrical Appliances and Technology Division, Central Power Research Institute, Bengaluru - 560080, Karnataka, India
     

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Total electrification of road transport has its own major constraints. The industry struggles to reduce the plug-in charging times and impact on the grid of battery-powered electric vehicles. Battery swapping is one of the best concepts to overcome the constraints where Vehicles swap low state charge batteries for charged ones at Battery Swapping Stations (BSS). A Battery Swapping Stations (BSS) is a charging place/fuelling station equipped with number of standards and certified charging units and battery swapping robots. A BSS has a certain amount of battery inventory of fully charged batteries of different sizes and types thus providing a faster and intermediate service to the customer looking for recharging their batteries. This paper studies the challenges and opportunities for the use of BSS in India.

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Battery Swapping, Charging Station, Electric Vehicles, G2V, V2G.
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Authors

K. Jeykishan Kumar
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division, Central Power Research Institute, Bengaluru - 560080, Karnataka, India
Kuldeep Singh Rana
Electrical Appliances and Technology Division, Central Power Research Institute, Bengaluru - 560080, Karnataka, India

Abstract


Total electrification of road transport has its own major constraints. The industry struggles to reduce the plug-in charging times and impact on the grid of battery-powered electric vehicles. Battery swapping is one of the best concepts to overcome the constraints where Vehicles swap low state charge batteries for charged ones at Battery Swapping Stations (BSS). A Battery Swapping Stations (BSS) is a charging place/fuelling station equipped with number of standards and certified charging units and battery swapping robots. A BSS has a certain amount of battery inventory of fully charged batteries of different sizes and types thus providing a faster and intermediate service to the customer looking for recharging their batteries. This paper studies the challenges and opportunities for the use of BSS in India.

Keywords


Battery Swapping, Charging Station, Electric Vehicles, G2V, V2G.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33686/prj.v18i2.222181