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Feb 21, 2022 08:58 PM
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Battery Swapping Boosts Appeal for New-Energy Heavy Trucks

CAMC new-energy heavy trucks at a factory in Ma'anshan, Anhui province, in April 2021. Photo: VCG
CAMC new-energy heavy trucks at a factory in Ma'anshan, Anhui province, in April 2021. Photo: VCG

Almost every new-energy heavy truck sold in China last month had a swappable battery, in a sign Chinese fleet operators are embracing the technology to beat the traditional limits of electric vehicles and reduce their operating costs.

All but 20 of the 2,283 new-energy heavy vehicles sold in January were equipped with a power replenishing system capable of replacing the exhausted battery with a fully charged one in just a few minutes.

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