Electric Cars with Swappable Batteries May Soon Make It to San Francisco

Electric Cars with Swappable Batteries May Soon Make It to San Francisco

Battery swapping was supposed to be the thing that made electric cars practical, but as far as we know, even Tesla hasn’t been able to make it work on a large scale. Now two unlikely partners are giving electric-car battery swapping another go. Scoot, a company known for renting electric scooters in San Francisco, will bring small electric cars made by Chinese startup CHJ Automotive to the city. The cars will be equipped with swappable batteries, and so far, the biggest problem appears to be coming not from the batteries, but from San Francisco regulations, according to Engadget . […]