1. It is not just Ample's website but other other articles and a video I embedded.1. People talking about it doesn't make it economic sucessful
2. Is there any reason for water cooling other than fast charging? Also, as you mentioned Chinese makers, battery swapping has been a success in China.
3. If a fleet vehicle or taxi that does not have enough range to last each entire day, they will swap batteries at least once a day, in which case it could work just like swap & go. Another analogy is swapping horses as was done back in the horse and buggy days.
4. I call it misinformation because I cannot find one source saying so and because the whole point of battery swapping is to charge batteries slowly without the vehicle.
I checked Ample's website and I find no list. They say it can work with any electric car design, do you really think they would make a false statement on that site? That would be like false advertising.
It's not that I see battery swapping as an answer for all battery E.V range issues as it is completely unnecessary for vehicles with enough range to last an entire day. Currently the best solution is to just focus on applications best suited to electric vehicles of any kind. Those in an Australian rural area may be better off sticking to the internal combustion engined vehicles they already have, plenty of these are still in production, and look at it as if fast charging did not (yet) exist.
Where would you advocate electric cars under those circumstances? If you, under those circumstances, would advocate electric vehicles (including trolleybuses and trams as well as electric passenger cars) in cities and towns but not in an Australian rural area, then you should see why I said I'm not sure any electric car without a range extender would go well in rural Australia, especially in absence of in-motion charging.
If you would, under those circumstances, only advocate battery electric vehicles that have enough range to last an entire day on a single charge and can charge overnight (as well as straight electric vehicles like trolleybuses and most electric rail vehicles), that you must really doubt battery swapping altogether.
Or would you think battery swapping would, under those circumstances, be attractive even to private vehicle owners who would not go to swapping stations very often?
If you, under those circumstances, hardly advocate electric vehicles at all, then you might as well think battery electric vehicles are generally not viable without fast charging.
2. Water Cooking is requried to keep the battery cool under all conditions. I posted a detailed justification/link for water cooling and problems with Leaf even just parking on a hot day, did you not read it?
3. In 2018 I visited a city in China with an entire taxi fleet on EV, there was not battery swap. How far a day do you think Taxi's drive and why do you not accept that if like that city in China can put suitable systems in place other can do as well?
4. Their website or promotional material has a list of suited vehicles.
ICE will continue for at least another decade. Considering where we were 12 years ago when the first Tesla hit the market there was zero acceptable that there would be a mass roll out planed within 15 years. Battery charge density is increasing all the time.
I've said many times now I don't see a future for battery swap. They seemed to be providing a limited solution for a limited number of models of EV's who will no doubt be upgraded in the future to larger and more robust battery technology.
What made EV's viable for mass roll out that is in process of happening is
- battery capacity
- charge density
- fast rate of recharge
- life of battery
- ability to drain the battery quickly and recharge quickly without a measurable negative impact on the battery life.
Without all of this, EV's will still be nothing more than a novelty in limited production.