Sun Mobility Quick Interchange Station
Sun Mobility Quick Interchange Stations are a collection of battery swap stations for electric vehicles
Sun Mobility’s Quick Interchange Stations (QIS) are a collection of stations which are used to swap depleted batteries with charged units. The technology is designed to serve electric 2 & 3 wheelers, and buses. The Stations are developed and in operation in India.
Sun Mobility works with partners to implement the battery technology in vehicles and install the stations throughout India.
Sun Mobility charges 0.2 USD (15 INR)Converted Aug 2020 to run 100 km on an electric battery. The manufacturer aims for this cost to be shared with the energy provider, the city corporation or council, the operator and the OEM.
Companies and drivers using electric vehicles compatible with Sun Mobility batteries.
The Quick Interchange Stations are produced in India.
Patented. The company and founders own a number of patents for the technology.
The manufacturer offers a pay-as-you-go model for the battery swap network.
As of August 2020, there are 15 Quick Interchange Systems across India.
The Quick Interchange Station (QIS) for 2-3 wheelers can support vehicles ranging from 2-wheelers up to micro trucks and can perform more than 200 battery swaps per day. Each Smart Battery can be swapped in under 2 minutes so that users do not have to wait 4-8 hours for their batteries to charge. RFID enabled key fobs are used for authentication and digital payments for the energy consumed.
The QIS for buses is an automated station that supports multiple bus formats, with the capacity to perform more than 300 swaps per day with each swap taking less than 3 minutes. Liquid conditioning is designed to ensure temperature regulation of the battery packs while charging.
The lithium-ion battery packs feature an Intelligent Battery Management System to monitor battery vitals and optimise performance for long life and safety. The packs have a tamperproof exterior with an electro-mechanical lock, over 30 onboard sensors and GPS tracking to maintain security against misuse or theft.
SUN Mobility take care of depreciation and maintenance of all batteries.
Provided by the manufacturer.
To address concerns on climate change and energy security.
The company website features a live counter for the amount of carbon dioxide emissions avoided by the use of the Sun Mobility network.
Testing performed by the manufacturer.
The QIS has air conditioning of battery packs to ensure temperature regulation while charging. Batteries feature an Intelligent Battery Management System to monitor vitals and optimise performance for safety.
Vehicles compatible with Sun Mobility battery packs.
Huang, FH., 2018, “Measuring User Experience of Using Battery Swapping Station,” Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 607.
Huang, FH., 2019, “Understanding user acceptance of battery swapping service of sustainable transport: An empirical study of a battery swap station for electric scooters, Taiwan,” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 14, pp. 1-14.
The company website features a live counter for the number of grams of carbon dioxide emissions avoided by use of the Sun Mobility network.
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