Ample, which currently operates battery swapping stations in San Francisco, is now working with Mitsubishi Fuso (of which Daimler Truck is the majority owner), to build a battery-swapping system for electric last-mile-delivery fleets.
“Our partnership will deliver Mitsubishi Fuso electric trucks powered by Ample’s Modular Battery Swapping technology,” says Ample. “The initial deployment will leverage Mitsubishi Fuso’s latest all-electric FUSO eCanter starting this winter in Japan.”
Ample says its swapping stations will offer a “gas-station-like experience” that enables electric trucks to install a fully-charged battery in 5 minutes, ensuring maximum on-the-road utilization of the vehicle. Trucks can even be loaded and unloaded during a battery swap.