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Posts Tagged: Ample

Battery-swapping firm Ample raises 50 million, expands to Europe with Uber partnership

Battery swapping specialist Ample partnered with Uber in January, and now offers its swapping technology to Uber drivers in California. Now the two companies have announced an expansion of their partnership. The new collaboration will provide drivers in Uber’s European fleet with access to Ample’s autonomous battery swapping stations. Uber aims to fully electrify the… Read more »

Battery swapping specialist Ample raises $160 million in Series C funding

Battery swapping is an old idea with a troubled history. Better Place, an Israeli startup that was a promising early promoter of EVs, made battery swapping a centerpiece of its strategy—it went bust in 2013. Tesla demonstrated a swapping system for Model S in 2013, but dropped the technology in 2015. Chinese EV startup NIO… Read more »