How many Ways to Charge your EV?

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We all know that there are 2 ways to charge your EVs: home charging and DC charging. But, as the electric vehicle market is growing, and sales are projected to continue rising, more charging methods are developed for drivers. The innovative technology that goes into the design of these cars makes them an attractive prospect, so it's no wonder people are showing interest. We are familiar with home charging and DC charging. So today, we are going to share some information about other 2 charging methods: wireless and battery swap.



The wireless charging mode does not require the transmission of energy through cables but uses electromagnetic induction, electric field coupling, magnetic resonance, and radio waves to transmit energy. The basis of the Wireless Charge system is a charging pad plugged into an AC wall box that uses electromagnetic waves to charge your car. However, the current is still low, with capabilities recorded of up to 11 kW. 


Due to limitations in technological maturity and basic equipment, the wireless charging technology cannot yet be mass-produced and applied. However, it can be possible to charge while driving in the future. The electric energy may come from the power supply system of the road pavement, or from the electromagnetic wave energy received by the car.


Battery swap

Also known as mechanical charging, in addition to conventional direct charging of the vehicle, the battery can also be charged by replacing the power battery. The process involves the use of an automatic or semi-automatic system to exchange a depleted battery with a fully charged one. This process can only be completed by technical personnel. The process is meant to achieve a comparable refueling time to a traditional gasoline vehicle, with swaps typically completed in roughly 3 minutes.


The biggest limitation of battery replacement is that major manufacturers need to unify battery specifications, sizes, and other standards, and cannot guarantee the consistent performance of each battery pack.