Israel to Get Electric Car Battery Swap Stations MIT Technology Review

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Israel to Get Electric Car Battery Stations

Battery swap: station automatically removes batteries from electric and replaces them with ones.

Next month, Place. a startup based in will begin selling cars in Israel that with subscription packages include a leased battery and the of recharging it. Gasoline is expensive and on gas-powered cars are high in and the company says the packages make owning an electric car 20 cheaper than owning a car.

Better Place is trying to the biggest challenge to the widespread of electric cars: the limitations by battery chemistry. A battery big to give an electric car the same as the average gas car would be far too large and and recharging battery packs hours at standard outlets, to the minutes it takes to refuel a car.

Better Place will a new electric sedan made by that has a range of just 100 miles on a charge—enough for most commutes. For longer trips, Place provides battery stations, where an automated switches out a depleted battery for a one in less than five Instead of owning the batteries, the car buy subscriptions for a certain number of of driving per year.


They can choose from plans, much the same way phone owners subscribe to

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The size of Israel limits the of swap stations needed. more, high taxes on cars, as well as high for gasoline (about $8 a gallon), help make electric more attractive.

Better offers one package that the cost of the car and three years of 25,000 kilometers per year for The company says this amounts to a 35 percent savings buying and fueling a gas car in Israel three years. Other include a cost of about for the car, with monthly fees ranging from to $470 a month for 20,000 to kilometers of driving per year,

For both packages, the price the installation of a charging station at

Michael Granoff, head of oil policies at Better Place, the company has 20,000 individual on a waiting list to buy the cars, and tentative orders from customers. “That’s nearly the car market for Israel,” he says.

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