Electric autos--from Edison to robots (images)
Electric cars are at the lead of new business models in the automotive industry. One of the most unique is that of Better Place, which recently delivered the first Renault electric cars in Israel. Subscribers to Better Place pay a monthly fee and get to charge their cars at homes and public charging stations. They can also swap out batteries at automated stations such as these. So far, Better Place has only signed on Renault to make cars with swappable batteries but it does have agreements with many locations to offer its services. Israel is the farthest along.
February 6, 2012 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Better Place
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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