Go Exchange: Electric Truck Running Between Sydney and Brisbane Using Replaceable Batteries | Transport

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MAY. 4, 2021

An Australian company plans to try an electric truck with a replaceable battery that allows for near-non-stop movement of heavy vehicles between Sydney and Brisbane.

An Australian company plans to try an electric truck with a replaceable battery that allows for near-non-stop movement of heavy vehicles between Sydney and Brisbane.

The battery developed by Janus Electric can be replaced in 3 minutes, eliminating the need to connect a truck and charge it for up to 12 hours.

The average battery charge is reportedly 400-600 km, and drivers only need to stop at a charge exchange station located along the first Brisbane-Sydney trial route.

Stations are strategically located to relieve driver fatigue, such as Hemant in Brisbane, Tally and Coffs Harbor on the Pacific Highway, and Prestons in Sydney.



Lex Forsyth, general manager of Janus Electric, explained that the process wasn’t as complicated as it seemed.

“What we can do is create a standard battery form factor that fits in 90% of the truck. You can compare the model to a swap and go gas cylinder. If you get 9kg of gas, what kind of gas cylinder You can get it. That’s how we designed the system. “

“By converting on existing tracks, everything is manufactured to standards, so it’s not as difficult as anyone might think. Therefore, the tracks have something in common.”