Chinese regulator approved the firststate standard governing the process of quick replacement of batteries in electric cars. To date, replacing batteries, according to manufacturers of electric cars, is unprofitable. Meanwhile, the Chinese authorities believe that in this way, in the future, it will be possible to reduce the cost of operating electric vehicles, which will ensure an accelerated introduction of environmentally friendly cars.
Commenting on the new standards, the representativeXin Guobin, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, said that replacing the batteries, in addition to reducing the cost of operating cars, will expand the opportunities for owners of "green" cars. For example, it will be possible to install a battery of different capacities, depending on the need to make an autonomous trip of various lengths.
Representatives of the State Administration of ChinaMarket Regulatory Authority (SAMR) says it is possible to increase the strength of electric vehicles, which will provide greater safety for the trip. The safety of the electric system of electric vehicles is also increased. The standard provides for the ability to replace batteries over 5000 times.
China's leading electric vehicle manufacturers NIO,BAIC and Geely have already demonstrated their own developments based on the use of the standard, which will come into force on November 1, 2021. Geely has shown an automatic battery change test station that allows you to change the battery in less than one minute. As a result, refueling of an electric vehicle will become faster than for a car with an internal combustion engine.