Recently, on ES we have seen the Badass e-Bike Speed Tuning Dongle:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... =3&t=92232
... at the same time reports re Swappable eBike Batteries? Why The Industry Won’t Make Them For Everyone:
Situation is, I'm currently living in a large burg... pop. 6+ million folks... and a growing pop. of folks watt have "seen the light" in transportation terms, and are now riding on mostly store-bought electric bikes.
Anybuddy know how many styles/sizes/etc of battery plugs are "out there"? Apparently manufacturers "like" their own plugs.
Butt. Watt about a multi-plug dongle-thingee watt plugs ONE "standard" ebike "battery plug style" into multiple bikes?
Lets assume some "short-range" Ah capacity of "standard battery size"... say as "full" and "new" with a range before recharging of say 40 miles? (Thinking "normal"/"average" ranges here...)
Thing is, the local public transit system (sp?) still runs a system of N-S/E-W electric subways - with "stations" for access-egress - PLUS electric streetcars. Watt ALL SUFFER from that "Last Mile"-thingee... Yah gotta share an empty seat... if any seats are still empty... well, basically LOTS of "down sides" versus the bettery-electric bike.
... so wouldn't it be nice just to pull into any subway location and "recharge" fully just by swapping battery packs in one minute?
Edit: And BTW... Manufacturers fluctuate between "36 volts" and "48 volts" commonly... so far... so any battery dongle would need to "act accordingly" versus any "standard" battery offered by pubic transit...