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Why Indias EV sector is torn between swappable and integrated batteries – Business Standard

Electric Vehicles | EV market | India electric car
Deepsekhar Choudhury  |  Bengaluru

An interesting divide is shaping up in the electric vehicle industry. And it’s not about the debate on whether legacy automakers or cash guzzling startups will rule the EV market.
It is, rather, a technological conundrum: should EV makers bet on battery swapping technology or integrated charging? A swappable battery is like an LPG cylinder that is exchanged with the fuel station when the charge is exhausted; an integrated battery set-up requires charging at specific hubs, such as automobiles being refuelled at petrol pumps. Players in the EV sector are betting on both …
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