How traditional electric motorcycle industry transforms to battery swapping

How traditional electric motorcycle industry transforms into battery swapping

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A repair shop in Changzhou, China, was originally a traditional electric motorcycle shop, mainly selling and repairing electric bicycles. However, under the wave of market competition and the wave of Internet, new energy battery charging and swapping, many traditional electric motorcycle industries have fallen in batches, but it has remained standing. Let’s take a look at how this traditional electric motorcycle line does it?

Traditional electric motorcycle business encounters bottlenecks

All industries cannot escape the economic cycle, and the electric vehicle industry with a scale of 100 billion is no exception. When electric motorcycles were just emerging, selling and maintaining two-wheeled electric vehicles was undoubtedly a big business opportunity. However, now many shop owners have expressed that business is becoming more and more difficult to do. Why is the market for two-wheeled electric vehicles getting bigger and bigger, but it is difficult to do business?

Traditional electric motorcycle business encounters bottlenecks

To put it simply, there are various reasons, not only because the two-wheeled electric vehicle industry tends to be saturated, overcapacity, and the pressure of market competition, but also because of the impact of the Internet wave and shared motorcycles. In order not to be eliminated, it is imperative to transform and upgrade the traditional two-wheeled electric vehicle industry and adjust its business model.

Transformed into a comprehensive service provider of battery swapping

Under the wave of Internet and new energy charging and swapping, the ecology of the two-wheeled electric vehicle industry is gradually changing. Power swap enables the transformation and upgrading of traditional auto repair shops. Under the policy background of industrial upgrading and green China, and driven by the wave of new energy charging and swapping, this traditional two-wheeled electric vehicle dealer follows the development trend of the times and keeps pace with the times.

On the basis of the traditional main business of selling and repairing electric vehicles, it has opened up a diversified business development model of “one body with multiple wings”, and the sources of income are also diversified.

First of all, the traditional two-wheeled electric vehicle dealer cooperated with the power exchange operator to provide them with storage space, electricity and simple maintenance and repair services, and deeply participated in the operation of two-wheeled electric vehicle power exchange. In addition to obtaining site rental fees and electricity costs, the key is to directly benefit the main businesses of electric vehicle sales and car repairs in stores, and increase revenue.

Secondly, it is also possible to carry out a bundled rental service that integrates vehicle and electricity rental. Rent your two-wheeler and the battery swap at the door to users such as takeaway riders at the same time, so that you can obtain a stable rental income. As more and more users buy cars, rent cars, and battery swaps, they may all come to repair cars and replace parts and equipment, which is another income.

Transformed into a comprehensive service provider of battery swapping

A two-wheeled electric vehicle dealership seems to be omnipotent, and almost includes all the business models of the current charging and swapping scene. Buying two-wheeled electric vehicles, renting two-wheeler, maintenance, integration of vehicle and battery, buying a two-wheeler and renting battery, battery swapping, charging low-speed electric vehicles at home, etc. It is believed that there will be more cases in the future to battery swapping exchange service providers and operators to achieve a win-win situation.

Battery swapping is another level of growth for the electric two-wheeler industry

With the deep integration of the Internet and traditional industries, the development of the electric two-wheeled vehicle industry has ushered in new opportunities. The battery swap mode is not an emerging industry. The so-called battery swap mode means that the vehicle and the battery are completely independent.

When the vehicle has no electricity, you can go to the swap station to replace a fully charged battery. In this mode, the user cost is relatively lower, and the work efficiency can be improved. With the development of the battery swap mode, the traditional electric vehicle industry and the distribution industry will also usher in new changes.

● Buying a vehicle and renting battery, vehicle and battery separation mode

As electric bicycles become more intelligent and their battery life increases, the overall price of the vehicle is also rising. In order to reduce the cost of buying a car for users for the first time, some operating manufacturers have introduced a “separation of vehicle and battery” model. When selling a car, only the frame is sold, and the battery is changed to a rental model.

The battery swap mode is no longer limited by time and location, and it can also meet the needs of high battery life, so there will be many people who choose the battery swap method in the future. Electric vehicles do not need to be charged but directly meet the battery life target by replacing the battery. Swapping nearby batteries anytime, anywhere not only saves time, but also increases the daily orders received by riders using two-wheeled electric vehicles as delivery tools, thereby increasing their income.

● Rent vehicle and battery, vehicle and battery integrated mode

The “vehicle-battery integration” operation is also one of the common models in the current battery swap market. Riders do not need to buy a car, but only need to pay the rent of the vehicle and battery every month. This model can provide riders with a full range of overall services, improve stickiness, and promote the growth of revenue in many aspects such as battery swapping, vehicle rental, and distribution.

Battery swapping is another level of growth for the electric two-wheeler industry

● Improve the overall efficiency of the intra-city distribution industry

Due to the development of the battery swap model, the laying of distributed battery swapping sites in the same city has already achieved unlimited battery life of electric vehicles, which can be reached regardless of whether the order is near or far, thereby improving the real-time rate and arrival rate of the overall intra-city distribution industry.

● Battery swapping drives local life services

In addition to the takeaway industry, other related industries can also participate, such as advertising business operators on the screen of the power exchange cabinet, maintenance personnel of power exchange companies, people who want to do takeaway work, and people who sell and repair vehicle and so on. In addition to these, the battery swapping station, as an urban infrastructure, also assumes an important role as an advertising medium – providing a high-coverage and high-touch advertising service for major brands.

● Live online service

As a localized user life platform, the SAAS terminal of battery swap can provide important news reminders, event notifications, advertising and other content, and more services can be realized with the help of the platform in the future. For example, dealers use the platform to sell cars, electric vehicle related spare parts, helmets, etc., to provide riders with comprehensive services such as car buying and renting at low prices and high quality, and integrate business resources to further meet the consumer needs of riders and other users.

Favorable policies, the future of the battery swap model is expected

In fact, the battery swap mode was originally proposed to correspond not to a two-wheeled electric bicycle, but a four-wheeled new energy electric vehicle. But later in practice, it was found that this “battery swap” mode is more effective in the application of two-wheeled electric bicycles. Even in terms of business models, the demand for two-wheeled electric bicycles is more important than that of four-wheeled new energy vehicles, and the return on investment cycle is also shorter.

Favorable policies, the future of the battery swap model is expected

In the context of industrial upgrading and green China policies, the battery swap model is a business model that initiates energy innovation and affects the development of the industry. Activating the upstream and downstream industry links with this as the core through the battery swap platform will drive the rapid transformation or development of the entire industry in the future. There is still a long way to go in the future for two-wheeled electric vehicle users to enjoy a new, smarter, safer and more efficient way of travel.

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