Open Energy is a new startup:
- based in Hong Kong
- founded on December 2020
- focused on providing Battery Swap technology to electric vehicle manufacturers
23 years in automotive & electric vehicles, innovation, startups. He’s a Y Combinator alumni, born in Italy, an entrepreneur, and a keynote speaker focused on: Innovation, New Mobility & Energy, and Climate Change. He and his father worked for Italdesign Giugiaro (among the top Engineering & Design companies Worldwide, now owned by Volkswagen, famous for engineering and designing vehicles such as Lamborghini, Maserati, Lotus, Volkswagen Golf, Delorean DMC) with the consulting company, Italchina.
He and his father developed a complete Electric Vehicle called MyCar back in 2003, as an internal project in Giugiaro, the entire project was sold to an Asian Group called Innovech.
More info: https://www.tinhangliu.com
+ 30 years in the automotive industry both in Europe and Asia. He worked for Italdesign Giugiaro since 1999: Lamborghini, Ferrari, Volkswagen, BMW, FCA group, and different Chinese brands, etc.
Involved in the set up of new electric car projects for several Chinese car manufacturers. Among others, Qoros in Shanghai, developing successfully 4 production cars (SUV, Hatch, and Sedan) and Techrules, an automotive R&D company based in Beijing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Battery Swap for EV works?
The idea of Battery Swap for EV is relatively simple. A driver enters a special bay at the service station, the car automatically parks itself in position, and a robotic system removes the batteries from under the floor of the vehicle. The robotic system then replaces them with freshly charged batteries, which are stored on-site. This process takes about 3 minutes, and it allows drivers to drive away with fully charged batteries immediately after swapping them out.
What are the advantages?
The main advantage of this system is that it will allow EV owners to enjoy a full range without having to wait for their batteries to recharge. It is also very cost-effective (TCO), as the service stations can be built at a fraction of the cost of building charging stations, and stations can charge the battery packs during the lowest peak.
What are the advantages of Battery Swap for EV fleets?
Since Battery Swap for EV is a very cost-effective service, it can be offered to fleets at a relatively low price. This means that fleet managers will have the opportunity to significantly reduce their energy costs and get more advantages against their competitors.
Thank you for your interest
We are currently dealing with a great interest coming from companies in the Global Fortune 500 list
Auto OEMs, Tier 1 part supplier, Energy, Infrastructure, Internet Services, Retailing (and Governments)