I’ve posted a couple of news articles about Shai Agassi’s Better Place Project, which plans to bring electric cars to the masses by coupling electric cars with an intelligent battery recharging network and swappable batteries. Israel, Denmark, and Australia had already signed agreements with Better Place. This week, Hawaii became the first US state to sign on – and about two weeks ago, several cities in California joined up with Better Place.
The Better Place plan calls a full network of charging spots – drivers can plug into the network anytime and pay for it through a subscription just like a cell phone – you can pay for unlimited miles, a certain number of miles per month, or a pay as you go plan. If you can’t wait to charge up, you could go to an automated battery exchange station where you could swap your old batteries for new ones in a matter of minutes.
via Wired Blog