What a Project Better Place Battery Changing Station May Look Like

Yokohama, Japan — Better Place today achieved a milestone in accelerating the mass-market adoption of electric vehicles by demonstrating the worlds first battery switch technology along with electric car charging spots. This simple range extension technology delivers a cleaner, more convenient experience for drivers. Better Place was the only foreign company invited by the Japanese Ministry of Environment to demonstrate its switch technology, which provides a viable solution to make electric vehicles a reality by offering drivers virtually unlimited range.


Better Place showcased its battery switch platform today using a modified NISSAN electric crossover SUV to demonstrate how to switch a depleted battery for a fully charged one. The company also demonstrated its commitment to open network standards by charging a fixed battery electric car, via one of four Better Place charge spots installed at the demonstration site. Recharging of the vehicle batteries is made possible by Sharp Corp. photovoltaic solar panels, creating a truly zero emission solution.

2 Responses

  1. Wow! That is a very cool. We have been depending of fossil fuel for far too long. It is time for a change. Can’t wait to see all the electric cars on the road.

    Thanks for the post.


  2. I am a veteran inventor with some U.S. and Canadian patents mostly in the automotive field.

    I happen to have a concept of a battery swapping station which can make the same operation Better Place does in 1’15” in a couple (2) seconds.

    For more info., send e-mail to

    Roberto DePaschoal

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