PHOTO CAPTION: Better Place charging station will automatically swap the car's battery.

Better Place Opens 1st Battery Swap Station in Israel

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Published: 28-Mar-2011

Sitting in the back seat of a Renault Fluence Z.E. car during the five-minute battery exchange process, one hears only silence as the engine restarts.

Better Place launched its first battery-swapping station in Israel on Wednesday morning in Kiryat Ekron, next to Rehovot.

The station is the first of approximately 40 stations to operate around the country in the near term, nine of which have already been completed.


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