The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the updated national electric vehicle (EV) charging standard on Tuesday (1/3/2020). Among the changes was the inclusion of standards for battery swapping for electric motorcycles. This is to provide more charging options for motorcycle owners.
One of the biggest issues with replacing gas powered vehicles with electric ones has to do with recharging. For electric vehicles, things are different. Recharging can take a significant amount of time even at the more advanced charging stations. Having it take 30 minutes is not uncommon.
Recharging should at least partly replicate the gas station experience. But the task of building out an entire network on par with modern gas stations is pretty daunting. But that is something that Taiwan-based Gogoro is trying to do with their battery swap stations.
In this video we are going to look at how Gogoro built out its comprehensive, super convenient 2,000-station strong battery swap network across Taiwan. One of the biggest issues with replacing gas powered vehicles with electric ones has to do with recharging.