Tesla files patent for re­plac­ing ve­hi­cle bat­tery packs

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SAN FRAN­CISCO: US elec­tric car maker Tesla has re­port­edly filed a patent ap­pli­ca­tion for eas­ily re­plac­ing or swap­ping ve­hi­cle bat­tery packs.

This patent filed in May re­veals one op­tion that would al­low tech­ni­cians to change packs in less than 15 min­utes, Tech Crunch re­ported on Saturday.

The patent ap­pli­ca­tion also high­lights how the lift could be used for the com­pany’s “Model S” and “Model X” ve­hi­cles. It could also prove use­ful for Tesla’s forth­com­ing truck project.

The elec­tric car maker has been work­ing on an elec­tric semi-truck since 2016 and had ear­lier promised to un­veil it this Septem­ber. How­ever the launch was post­poned and its CEO Elon Musk is now set to un­veil the elec­tric semi-truck in Hawthorne, Cal­i­for­nia, on Oc­to­ber 26. Musk tweeted the re­vised date, not­ing also that it would in­clude a “test ride”, mean­ing it will be op­er­a­tional when it is first re­vealed to the pub­lic, re­ports said ear­lier this week.

The CEO had first made the an­nounce­ment about the semi-truck via Twit­ter in April. Musk had also posted on Tesla’s blog in July 2016 about build­ing a grander sus­tain­able en­ergy ecosys­tem that in­cludes elec­tric semitrucks, pick-ups, and high-den­sity pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cles (such as buses) — all of which would be pow­ered by in­te­grated so­lar and bat­tery sys­tems.

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