Tesla patented technology to replace the batteries of electric vehicles "on the fly"

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A Patent application filed by the company Tesla, describes a portable workstation, equipped on the road or in the trailer where the driver can quickly and efficiently replace your battery with a new one. The process, according to the description, will be partially automated and the whole procedure takes no more than fifteen minutes.

In the patent Tesla describes a small service station installed along the highways or are located in mobile trailers, equipped with special lifting mechanism. Thanks to him, the station staff will be able to change batteries at the owners ' request even on the go, saving time for the driver.

Three years earlier Tesla had already patented such a station, but then she was supposed to be fully Autonomous, the new patent that the procedure is not fully automatic, but at the same time to replace the battery would be enough of a specialist.

Specifies that stations will be able to service the cars of the Model S and Model X, Model 3 the battery is mounted from the inside, through the interior of the electric vehicle, therefore, to replace it you have to disassemble the chairs and the floor of the car.

The Station is certainly useful in case if the car battery is out of order or in need of repair, as to the charging, then you can do the usual Supercharger station, which can fully charge the battery for an hour. Probably portable station battery replacement is more suitable for large or public transport.

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