Gallery: Better Place Launches Real-World Battery Swapping Station in T...


Better Place is set to revolutionize the electric vehicle industry with their innovative plan for EV infrastructure — and now they’re putting their money where their mouth is by testing a brand new battery switching station in Tokyo. The first real-world facility of its kind will swap spent car batteries for fresh ones, helping to perfect the system in order to develop more efficient prototypes. Better Place is working with a pilot-program fleet of three cabs to stress test the facility, which can swap an EV’s spent battery for a full one in less than a minute!

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  1. easyecar June 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I had the wonderfull opotunity to try to sit in a Taxi during the actual battery swap. read my test and see the videos:

  2. baci June 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Where do the used batteries go?

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