Projects

ECOSWAP

Swappable battery ecosystems to accelerate fast charging and sustainable e-mobility

Project Description

  • Innovation
  • 1 January 2022
  • 31 January 2023
  • SEAT MÓ
  • €857 084

To help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as air and noise pollution, the ECOSWAP project is promoting the uptake of e-motorbikes by offering a battery swapping system to existing and new motorbike riders. Instead of having to pay for the cost of the battery, the customer can choose to participate in the scheme to share the motorbike battery. This will reduce the overall vehicle price tag and incentivise sales.

ECOSWAP aims to foster the adoption of e-motorbikes through the deployment of a battery swapping ecosystem which enables new commercialisation models. These models remove the cost of batteries from the purchase and offer customers a convenient battery swapping service that allows the user to swap for a fully charged battery in less than one minute. The innovation boasts interoperability for different brands (Silence and SEAT MÓ), the use of the infrastructure by motorbike-sharing companies, the recyclability of the ecosystem and the involvement of third parties as scalability enabler. The project will test and validate different business models in pilots in Barcelona (2022 & 2023) and in Verona (2023).

Challenge


Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution, and increase the quality of life in cities.

Main Objective


Foster the adoption of electric motorbikes through a battery swapping ecosystem.

Output


A digital platform allowing electric motorbikes to use the same battery-swapping stations, and an associated business model implemented and validated by users.

Partners


Count13

Project lead


Alvaro de Sicart Xiberta
SEAT MO
alvaro.sicart@seatmo.es