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Challenging Better Place for the EV Battery Swap Market
In brief: One solution to "range anxiety" with electric vehicles is battery swapping. Until now, Israel's Better Place has been the only large-scale solution for that.
R2EV is a product from a new startup called Fuel 2.0. Unlike Better Place, the Fuel 2.0 R2EV solution is not proprietary.
This means that anyone can use (or build) the battery technology and so the Fuel 2.0 Greenbox battery swapping stations could be used with any electric vehicle that's compatible.
The R2EV system is based on lithium battery modules that can be easily swapped and scaled. They can be built by any company licensed to do so and used in nearly any EV from scooters to SUVs.
And so ...
Fuel 2.0 is based in Boise, Idaho and, while still a startup, is working with the U.S. Army on bringing this technology to market.
Photo credits: Fuel 2.0
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