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Teleport Battery System to Mend Micro-Mobility Mayhem

September 16, 2020




“The harsh treatment that shared escooter and ebike batteries receive is the cause of more than half of life-cycle emissions of the industry,” says Simon Fellin, CEO of Teleport Mobility AB, a Swedish startup whose founding team boasts almost 100 years of experience from the transportation and mobility sector.

He adds: “Battery pack production accounts for about one third, or approx 60 kg CO​2-​ eq (median of 118.5 CO​2-​ eq/kWh - ICCT 2018*) of the total production emissions of a shared vehicle. However, since batteries are sensitive to both temperature and impact, they do not last nearly as long as the frame of the shared vehicle.” He adds: “Driving back and forth to central warehouses, often in a diesel truck, to swap batteries, also account for the majority of the operational emissions and almost half of the cost of the mobility operators.”

To address this issue, Teleport teamed up with several of the leading companies in the industry in a series of webinar workshops throughout the spring to define a Green, Safe, and Smart battery pack. The battery packs will, after tests and verification have been completed, be made available as an open-source reference design.

“We believe that making this battery available as an open-source project raises the bar of what is acceptable in the industry. Without quality batteries built into electric bikes and scooters, shared micro-mobility will be able to live up to its true potential as an environmentally and infection-safe way to travel,” Simon Fellin adds. “Now that we have shown that several operators and suppliers are able to agree on a common form factor, we will be able to industrialize the re-use and recycling of battery packs in a way that has not been possible in micro-mobility before.”

To make the batteries available to the public, Teleport plans to build out a network of battery swapping stations. The patent-pending stations double as battery banks where a location such as a hotel can save substantial amounts per year on electricity bills. The stations enable peak shaving, backup power and not having to sell back excess solar-production to the grid.

According to Teleport, mobility operators will also offer substantial discounts to users that swap vehicle batteries, attracting customers to the hosting locations. An integrated bicycle and scooter parking-rack ensures that vehicles can be parked in a secure and responsible manner.

Being part of a joint energy network financed and established by Teleport instead of each operator building their own network has huge potential in enabling economies. A denser network compatible with more vehicles is also much more convenient for the users.

Teleport will launch battery swapping pilots in northern Europe with a few select partners next month and the open-source batteries and proprietary battery swapping stations will be launched in the 2021 season.

“Teleport’s goal is to ensure the freedom to move around in our cities by crafting industry partnerships for an environmentally and financially sustainable transport system. We are addressing the situation with unsustainable batteries, while lowering costs and investments for mobility operators and creating smart Energy Storage Solutions for property owners and energy companies,” Simon Fellin concludes.

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*Source:ICCT(2018)E​ ffectsofbatterymanufacturingonelectricvehiclelife-cycle greenhouse gas emissions