Halmstad University started in October 2020 the research project Sweden-China Bridge – Creating A Collaborative Academic Platform for Electrification of Transportation Systems in collaboration with Lund University, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School. The project is funded by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket, TRV), Sweden and lasts for two years.

Sweden-China Bridge is now publishing the first extensive study in China, exploring the status of battery-swapping for electric vehicles. Battery-swapping has rapidly become a national strategy as a complementary technology to cable charging. Several Chinese automakers are designing, manufacturing and supplying complete system solutions. By the end of 2020 there were almost 600 established battery-swapping stations in China. New OEMs are entering this technology route and hundreds of new stations will be established in coming years.

The report Exploring battery-swapping for electric vehicles in China 1.0 is a comprehensive 110 pages report exploring the battery-swapping, its history and the development from pilot stage to national strategy. It also demonstrates how Chinese actors are working on technology development and commercialisation, establishing a new eco-system and new business models for battery-swapping solutions.

Title: Exploring battery-swapping for electric vehicles in China 1.0 (ISBN: 978-91-987011-0-4)

Invitation to press conference

DATE: Friday 16th April

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00 local time (UTC +2)

ZOOM: https://hh-se.zoom.us/j/61225655197

Please note that the press conference will be in Swedish.

Journalists and researchers are invited to a press meeting where the research team will present the research and report on Exploring battery-swapping for electric vehicles in China 1.0, describe research activities for 2021 and forthcoming publications, e.g. on

  • Battery-swapping for heavy-duty vehicles & buses in China 1.0
  • Status of battery technology In China
  • Status of hydrogen technology in China
  • Status of inductive charging in China
  • Transformation of Shenzhen city to world leading electrified city
  • Hybrid electrification of Shanghai

Mike Danilovic, Ph.D.

Professor of Industrial Management Innovation and Technology Management.

Halmstad University


+46708157588 (Sweden) | +8613761129945 (China)

E-mail: mike.danilovic@hh.se