This New Electric Car Has No Battery and Shakes Up the Entire Car Industry


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I used to work at a warehouse that had electric powered forklifts and when the battery was used up, we just swapped it out for a charged one at the battery room. The forklifts could literally be used around the clock with zero time used for recharging. I always thought this would be the way to go when it comes to electric cars too.

Battery replacement cost and charging time, 2 huge issues eliminated with this process, absolutely genius. But I would say by far, by far the biggest issue it solves is that people with apartments or renters can buy it. Not so with current electric cars. In most cases, you have to have a single-family home and certainly not be a renter.


  1. Face it, the Chinese are eons and miles ahead of the USA in just about ever arena. Why? Because they ask, no they demand that their youth are able to read , write, function, produce and innovate…while here we pamper , apologize, cater to and allow idiotic behavior to become rule of LAW. Our new crop of innovation? CRIMINALS, perverts, whiney little dependent creatures who will be easily gotten rid of when the intelligent, pragmatic cultures grind us into the dirt. They are coming

    • Markey, it reads almost as though you prefer the Communist way of living. Though I agree that we really should stop this it can’t happen her attitude I strongly feel we should definitely not adopt the Chinese ways.

    • I like the point you make and it is real nthat our youths of today want it all handed freely so the have more time to become what they never were

  2. Markey, US education has been deteriorating for decades. We were educated outside the states until HS. When we got to the states we were 2 yrs ahead of our age group. But we had to stick to our age group. It was boring repeating everything for two years. What a waste of time.

      • Oh Gee Firewagon that’s a no brainer. The electric car with no battery either has a big windmill on top, a solar panel on top, or a truck hauling a big battery and charger following it with wires running from the truck to the car. On a serious note, electric cars might be the thing of the future. But let it happen through competition and not cram it down our throats. That way people will be driving what the want instead of what’s forced on them. This communist – I call it Nazi government is methodically destroying everything we who belong in this country believe in.

  3. “EV with no battery” At best this is completely misleading, and at worse a LIE! What part of “swapping out the ‘battery’ would NOT tell you there is a battery” do these people fail to grasp?

    One more time, boys and girls, there is no FREE lunch. To provide enough electricity to power this Green New Deal ridiculousness can not be done without fossil fuels and/or Nuclear Energy!

    What is China, India, and other “3d World Countries doing? Building coal rifineries and exploring for Natural gas at nearly a one a week rate! What is America doing? Buying oil, or rather begging our enemies to produce more oil, and enriching those countries while reducing America’s quality of living and detrimentally affecting our economy!

  4. When schools in the US got more into politics, psychology (are you a boy or a girl, ignore what your parents think), teaching racism, instead of measure a human being by their own behavior and ability, when in the beginning they started giving out “Participation Medals” because competing might hurt someone’s feelings, on and on – nonsense. At the same time time there never seemed to be anyone in authority around when bullying of every kind was going on in hall, restrooms, etc. We may not have any “teachers” coming out of college who actually know how to teach the ABCs, how to read, write, add and subtract and up!!!????

    • Spike, I agree with what you wrote. An example of what’s happening to our education happened many years ago. We lived in Southern California and took an extended trip to Connecticut. Our kids were young and we enrolled them in school. In California they were at the top of their classes. Connecticut set them back a year. We returned to California and the school system set them ahead a year. Does that make any sense? NO! The way things are now I don’t approve of the government running our school systems at any time. Since like so many others I dropped out of school in 1943 to help serve our country I don’t know the answer. But more educated people really should take a look at what’s being done to our education systems and do something about it. By that I don’t mean indoctrinate or brainwash. I MEAN TEACH! EDUCCATE! Things like math, history, social studies and no doubt more. That’s what they’re paid to do.

  5. If I understand the situation, it is true that;
    If you can only afford the car, you get no battery.
    If you can afford to pay for the subscription, you are eligible to have a battery installed, removed and swapped when required, during the life of the “subscription”.

    For the “urbanites” it sounds like a reasonable deal.
    For rural people I do not think that companies will be in a hurry to put those battery swap stations in enough places to service a lot of customers. If I had to go east for 24 miles to reach a battery swap station before I started necessary driving, I might have to go ninety miles to take care of an issue, I will have already driven 114 miles and I will have that amount doubled to 228 miles for the round trip That will be a “no-go” for the short mileage car.
    Gasoline is available everywhere. It is powerful enough for my needs. What would the battery power requirement be if I had to move close to 1500 (or more) pounds using a F-350 (or higher weight capacity power)? Rural, long distance and work capacity needs will certainly not fit the new (light weight) car’s capabilities. The battery swap cars will be ideal for those metro short trips (until battery thieves devise a quick way to steal all of the batteries and reset battery identities).

  6. What so many forget is all our cars already have a battery. It is kept charged by the moving parts of our motors to keep this simple. Moving things like turbos in Dams, etc produce electricity so something that moves in our cars can be used to produce electricity as our existing battery is kept charged by pistons moving up and down.
    What is not being used today to create electricity from their friction? Our 4 wheels that spin faster while driving than big turbines, fans, and would produce electricity to never need charging at any recharging station for a cost.
    It works for our existing battery and would do the same for the whole car.

  7. Someone needs to make jumper cables for these battery cars so when they run our of electricity a gas burner can stop and plug into it from its under the hood battery enough to get it home.


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