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Ample is trying to make battery-swapping for EVs a reality in the U.S., starting with Uber drivers in the Bay Area – CNBC

Ample has opened its first electric vehicle battery swap stations — in the San Francisco Bay Area. Uber drivers are their first customers.

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A San Francisco start-up called Ample wants to make electric vehicle battery swapping work in the United States following a history of failure by others in the space.
When electric vehicles started gaining ground in the early 2010s, Tesla and a start-up called Better Space promised their customers would have the convenient option of battery swapping.
“Hopefully this is what convinces people finally that electric cars are the future,” Musk said, rallying a crowd at a splashy demo in 2013, before…

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