Fast Battery Recharge Solution for Electric Cars


- May 12, 2009

Cal­i­for­nia-based Bet­ter Place has cre­at­ed bat­tery-swap­ping tech­nol­o­gy that could over­come elec­tric cars’ fre­quent long stops for recharg­ing. The com­pa­ny unveiled its bat­tery switch­ing sta­tion in a city near Tokyo two years ago seek­ing sup­port among auto heavy­weights, gov­ern­ment offi­cials, and con­sumers. Bet­ter Place is estab­lish­ing a net­work of charg­ing posts and bat­tery exchange sta­tions where dri­vers can quick­ly swap a drained bat­tery for one that’s ful­ly charged.