Tesla is continue to checking out possibilities to make swapping vehicle battery packs simpler and more quickly. This patent filed in May reveals a single option that would make it possible for specialists to improve out packs in considerably less than 15 minutes.
This isn’t the very first of such strategies. Back in 2014 Tesla briefly performed with an automatic technique that swapped Design S battery packs in considerably less than 90 seconds. That strategy appeared to be shelved as the Supercharger community begun rolling out.
The technique explained in this patent could be installed in a support station or built-in into a mobile rig. A Design S or X would possibly travel on to ramps or a carry in which specialists would then aid the equipment in swapping the packs.
The patent notes that this is for Design S and Design X motor vehicles although it could have broader programs. Elon Musk earlier stated if Tesla pursued a mobile battery swapping system, it would be to aid business motor vehicles — just like the semi-truck system Tesla is about to unveil.