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BetterPlace - Electric Car Battery Swap Stations

"Solving the Problem of the Egg"

Battery powered cars sound like a great idea when you think about them for a while. Drive to work in your clean, quiet, efficient electric car. Drive it home. Plug it in, recharge and repeat.

Think a bit more and you will discover a fundamental problem.  Suppose Friday night you need to drive down to L.A. to see your Aunt Tootsie. You want to take your electirc car but you can't make it to Tootsie and back on a single charge. Tootsie hasn't driven in 20 years so she doesn't have a charging station. So you take your old gas guzzling SUV (from your pre-green days) and Tootise scolds you for not being green! (She is neighbors with Ed Begley). Oops. If Tootsie was even further, you wouldn't even have been able to make to Tootsie on a charge. Bummer. Plus, charging a battery is an overnight activity. Maybe electric cars aren't the panacea to our oil woes?

Enter BeterPlace....they have an idea.

Why it's Keen:

BetterPlace has a keen solution in store. When the propane tank for my grill is empy,  I drive to the drug store and trade in my empty propane tank for a full one. Think the same thing for electric cars, battery swap stations.
Running low...drive into a swap station and change your battery for a fully charged battery in 80 seconds!... read more

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