Stellantis promises that replacing a dead battery in a Fiat 500e with a battery full of electricity will be done in just 5 minutes.
Stellantis is also getting into the swappable battery dance by signing a binding agreement with Ample to create a partnership in electric vehicle battery charging technology that will prove capable of delivering a fully charged battery to models such as the Fiat 500e in less than five minutes.
More specifically, the two partners agreed to work on the integration of the solution Modular Battery Swapping her Ample in Stellantis electric vehicles. In this case, technology changing batteries will allow a customer stopping at a battery exchange station to replace his EV’s dead battery with a fully charged one In a very short time.
The initial project is planned to start in Madrid of Spain in 2024 using a fleet of 100 Fiat 500e within the vehicle sharing service Free2move tis Stellantis.
“Partnering with Ample is another example of how Stellantis is exploring all avenues to enable mobility freedom for electric vehicle customers”Stellantis typically states in its official announcements.
Ample’s technology provides an alternative way to power electric vehicles that makes the “refueling” experience as fast and convenient as in vehicles with thermal engines that consume natural gaswhile offering a green solution to customers that can more seamlessly integrate renewable energy sources.
All this will happen at Ample battery exchange stations, which can be deployed in public spaces in as little as three days, enabling a rapidly scalable infrastructure that can meet driver demand. In practice, when an electric vehicle approaches the Ample station it will be recognized immediately and once parked insidethe driver will be able to trigger the battery swap from an app smartphone.
Ample’s battery technology will be made available to EV customers via subscription service. This approach can reduce the initial total cost of the vehicle – as its price may not include the cost of the battery – and allow the customer to benefit from always having the latest battery technologyincreasing, if necessary, the autonomy and the duration of life of his electric vehicle.
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