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New trailer based battery swap

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by henderrj, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. henderrj

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    I've always thought this sort of system would be a great addition, particularly for areas like vacation spots that get slammed, but not very often.
    However, I don't see how this is practical unless batteries are leased or somehow not personally owned. Otherwise the logistics seem pretty difficult
     
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    One of the issues with battery swap in general is that people don't want 'any old battery'. So, unless this is a total replacement for charging, it's really not expected to take off. It's also subject to abuse, as when you get a battery you 'don't like' and you go back for another, and another, and....

    Now, for trucks, where people don't care about split-second performance or the nitty-gritty details of how a pack has been treated, and just want it 'to work', perhaps it's a better long-term idea?
     
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    My concept of battery swapping is that each battery keeps track of how it has been (ab)used and people are charged a degradation charge in addition to the flat lease rate. That would also be used to tell when a battery has decreased range and there might be a special rate for people who didn't care if the battery they got had only 90% of the normal range.
     
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    Doesn't make much sense, given that M3 isn't designed to be battery swapped (and thus MY won't either).
     

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