China is looking to roll out a battery-replaceable electric vehicle sometime down the road, with said electric vehicle being dubbed “C71 EV”, where it will retail for around $44,974 after conversion in that part of the world when released next year. Replacing the battery is going to be faster than manually replacing a flat tyre, since it takes all of your five minutes to do so. At the moment, the Chinese government is looking for ways to standardize a method of replacing EV batteries while setting up stations for replacing batteries around the country. The new battery pack carries a capacity and mass of 22kWh and 340kg, respectively, comprising of 10 modules with each module featuring 10 cells. Basically, this means your electric vehicle will run on 100 cells’ worth of juice to hit a maximum speed is 160km/h.
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