Tesla remains to be exploring choices to make swapping car battery packs simpler and sooner. This patent filed in May reveals one choice that may permit technicians to vary out packs in lower than 15 minutes.
This isn’t the primary of such concepts. Back in 2014 Tesla briefly performed with an automatic system that swapped Model S battery packs in lower than 90 seconds. That concept appeared to be shelved because the Supercharger community began rolling out.
The system described on this patent may very well be put in in a service station or built-in right into a cellular rig. A Model S or X would both drive onto ramps or a raise the place technicians would then help the machine in swapping the packs.
The patent notes that that is for Model S and Model X automobiles although it might have broader functions. Elon Musk beforehand stated if Tesla pursued a cellular battery swapping program, it will be to assist business automobiles — identical to the semi-truck platform Tesla is about to unveil.