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Commented On: Better Place Electric-Car Battery Swapping: Live Report


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Better batteries only means that customers will have to make fewer battery switches meaning Better Place needs to build fewer battery switch stations making charging per kilometer cheaper and closer to the price of electricity. But the five minute switch will always be more convenient than the quickest of quick charging. There is also no reason why BP couldn't take advantage of modular batteries some time in the future. It's actually a great idea.

Commented On: Better Place Electric-Car Battery Swapping: Live Report


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IF you can afford to buy, operate and maintain a Toyota Corolla then you can afford to buy operate and maintain an full EV in Israel and Denmark and have change to boot, under the Better Place model. And can drive anywhere in those countries. Within two years Renault and Better Place will have sold more EVs in these two countries than all other car makers in the rest of the Western world and will have a huge lead on the market. Manufacturing prices will come down and so the car will become affordable in more countries which give smaller tax breaks for EVs. New models will also be produced, the Renault Zoe is already battery transfer capable. Better Place will be able to take advantage of new battery technologies just like everybody else.

Commented On: Fast Charging Vs Battery Switching: Better Place Customer Compares


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Why would anybody prefer a 30 minute charge over a five minute swap? What are you supposed to do when your car is charged after 30 minutes and the main course has just arrived? Get up and move the car? And what if your at the movies, a sporting event or concert?

Commented On: Does Better Place Have A Monopoly On Electric Cars In Israel?


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"So one could install once's own charging system too, independent of suppliers like BP?"
Yes. You will be able to order a charging system directly from the electric company and pay the same rate for electricity as you do for home electricity.

Commented On: Does Better Place Have A Monopoly On Electric Cars In Israel?


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No you don't, but you need to have a charging post installed. It can be installed by Better Place, it's competitor, or by the electric company itself.
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