Denmark Site of First European EV Battery Quick-Swap Stations

EV Battery Swap

The New York Times - July 30, 2011

Den­mark is the ini­tial site of Europe’s first elec­tric car bat­tery swap­ping sta­tions in a net­work of 24/7 ful­ly auto­mat­ed dri­ve-through loca­tions. The lithi­um-ion bat­tery packs, weigh­ing about 600 pounds, will be removed from spe­cial­ly designed cars and replaced with a ful­ly charged pack. The swap takes five min­utes. Bet­ter Place has 19 more bat­tery swap sta­tions planned for Den­mark with loca­tions no more than 40 miles apart. Cur­rent­ly only Renault is mak­ing cars designed for quick bat­tery swaps.