Tesla patented a battery replacement technology of electric vehicles "on the fly"
A patent application filed by the Tesla, describes a portable station, equipped on the road or in the trailer, where the driver can quickly and easily 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.
The Tesla patent describes a small service station installed along the trails or placed in mobile trailers equipped with special lifting gear. Thanks to him, the station staff will be able to change the batteries at the request of the owners, even on the go, saving time driver.
Three years earlier, in Tesla has patented a similar station, but then it was assumed that it will be completely autonomous, the new patent suggests that the procedure is not entirely automatic, but at the same time to replace the battery will be enough of one expert. Clarifies that the station will be able to service vehicles Model S and Model the X, in Model 3 is mounted inside the battery, the electric vehicle through the shop, so it is required to replace the dismantled seats and floor electric.
The station certainly come in handy if the car battery is out of order or in need of repair, as to charge the batteries, then you can do the usual Supercharger stations, which can fully charge the battery for an hour. Probably, portable battery replacement stations are more suitable for large or public electric transport.