Aug 19, 2022|

JD Logistics Put Battery Swapping Vehicles in Use


by Yuchuan Wang

JD Logistics officially put into use battery swapping vehicles on August 15. Since the company began trial operations in March, JD Logistics has deployed such EVs across China and became China’s first logistics enterprise that adopts battery swapping EV at a large scale. By the end of 2022, 1,000 battery swapping EVs will be in use.

As the end of 2021, JD Logistics used approximately 20,000 new energy vehicles in over 50 cities in China including hydrogen energy vehicles, reducing CO2 emissions by 400,000 tons annually. Additionally, the battery swapping solution is expected to increase the electricity consumption ratio by 25 percent in logistics parks, reducing the number of vehicles by 20 percent and carbon emissions by 15 percent for each vehicle, with the comprehensive carbon emissions reducing by 35 percent.

Jointly researched by JD Logistics and Quanlucheng Logistics Technology, the battery swapping solution utilizes the universal battery pack that can be adapted to different kinds of vehicles. The pack is designed to be flexible and can be upgraded to cleaner energy. At the same time, it does not require any upgrade of the existing power grid and can be adjusted to be connected with logistics parks’ distributed energy systems quickly and easily.

In the future, JD Logistics will use GHG protocol to track and calculate the enterprise’s full-chain greenhouse gas emissions, and leverage blockchain and digital platforms to track and manage these emissions, so as to receive the carbon integral certification by international carbon emission reduction organizations.