Tesla reveals it’s working on tech to swap batteries — and it could help its entry into the truck space (TSLA)

September 15, 2017
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Tesla is interested in building a machine that would make it easier to replace the battery in an electric vehicle.

The electric automaker filed a patent application in May that shows how the machine could elevate a vehicle and then replace its battery pack with a new one. Electrek was the first to report on the patent’s filing.

Tesla writes in the patent that at least one technician could monitor the lift, which could be installed in remote locations, such as a highway between cities. The machine would be able to swap the battery packs in less than …read more

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