Geely Holding eyes 5,000 battery swapping stations worldwide by 2025
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) expects to operate 5,000 smart battery swapping stations worldwide by 2025 through E-ENERGEE, the battery swapping service platform under Geely Technology Group, according to a post on Geely Holding's WeChat account.
E-ENERGE's battery swapping station; photo credit: Geely Holding
E-ENERGEE recently showcased its core technical components and solutions at an exhibition held in Beijing to display the achievements in the development of China's new energy vehicle (NEV) industry. For example, such parts as locking device and water-circulating fast-swap module all went through over 16,000 durability tests to guarantee 10 plus years of service life for battery swapping system; E-ENERGEE's self-developed 7-layer safety management solution is able to automatically eliminate hidden safety hazards within only 10 seconds.
According to Geely Holding, E-ENERGEE offers an open platform which is compatible with multiple types of vehicles with wheelbases between 2,700mm and 3,100mm, and enables a battery swap to be completed within 60 seconds.
E-ENERGEE has so far deployed battery swapping stations in more than 10 provinces and cites in China, including Tianjin, Chongqing, Zhejiang, Shandong, Jiangsu, Hunan, Hainan, and Anhui, only one year after the first one was launched in Chongqing.
Geely Technology Group started the R&D of battery swapping technology platforms and battery swappable car architectures in 2017, and has already pumped several billion yuan. Through joint efforts of over 1,000 staff members and more than 30,000 tests, the company has obtained 1,000 plus patents related to battery swapping technologies, and built a full-chain open platform integrating vehicles, battery swapping stations, and electricity.
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