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California Hands Loss To Tesla In Proposed ZEV Credit Changes

California Hands Loss To Tesla In Proposed ZEV Credit Changes

It was one of the thorniest issues facing the powerful California Air Resource Board: Did the ability to swap electric-car battery packs qualify for "fast fueling" incentives meant to prod carmakers to build zero-emission vehicles that could add 300 miles of range in no more time than filling the... read more

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Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Why Tesla Launched Battery Swapping; Is It Now In Danger?

Tesla Motors has surprised a lot of skeptics in its decade of existence. But last month's announcement of battery swapping for Model S cars traveling long distances deserves... read more July 16, 2013 by  27


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

Tesla Shows 90-Second Battery Swapping For Model S, Details Rollout Plans

As predicted last month, and tweeted and teased by CEO Elon Musk, Tesla Motors showed off battery swapping for its Model S electric car at a press event last night. Held at... read more June 21, 2013 by  48


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

UPDATE: Musk Posts Photo Of Tesla Model S Battery Swap Video

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk confirmed that a press event to be held this Thursday evening will demonstrate battery-swapping for the Tesla Model S. The mode of communication... read more June 20, 2013 by  70


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Possible Savior For Better Place Electric-Car Network Emerges In Israel

Battery-swapping Israeli-based electric car network Better Place might have found a buyer, following its bankruptcy filings last week. Solar entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz... read more June 3, 2013 by  1


 
Better Place visitor center [photo: Brian of London]

Better Place Electric-Car Service Files For Bankruptcy

Better Place, the electric-car service that pioneered battery swapping for passenger cars, filed for bankruptcy yesterday in Israel. A statement on the Better Place website... read more May 26, 2013 by  39


 
Better Place Renault Fluence ZE on the streets of Jerusalem

One Year With Better Place: Electric-Car Driver's Report

Today marks my first anniversary driving a Better Place Renault Fluence ZE battery-electric car. So it seemed appropriate to summarize my experience to date with the Better... read more May 21, 2013 by  5


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Is Tesla About To Offer Battery-Pack Swapping For Model S?

Last week, one day after Consumer Reports called the Model S the best car it had tested since 2007, Tesla quietly announced that it will make the car a whole lot better. On... read more May 14, 2013 by  49


 
Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Renault Fluence ZE To Be Only Battery-Swap Car; One For The Books?

To the untrained eye, the Renault Fluence Z.E. is a fairly unremarkable vehicle--a compact sedan not unlike other compact sedans sold all around the world. What makes it... read more May 6, 2013 by  7


 
The GreenWay Project's battery-swapping in Slovakia

Electric-Car Battery Swapping, Slovakian Style (Well, Vans, Anyway)

Battery swapping was once hailed as the miracle cure for short-range electric cars, but the trials and tribulations of Better Place have shown that isn't necessarily the... read more May 4, 2013 by  4


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Third Better Place CEO In Four Months Departs

Better Place, the battery-swapping network operating in Israel and Denmark, didn't have an easy 2012, and 2013 is looking little better. Indeed, Reuters now confirms the... read more January 17, 2013 by  8


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Coda, Better Place Team Up To Make SF Electric Taxi Fleet

Back in 2010, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency was awarded a $7 million regional grant to oversee a fleet of 61 electric taxi cabs, complete with four... read more October 15, 2012 by  1


 
Renault Fluence ZE electric cars in Israel, provided by Better Place [photo: Better Place]

Shai Agassi Out As CEO Of Better Place Electric-Car Service

Shai Agassi, founder of Better Place, which provides electric-car services to customers in Israel, is no longer CEO of the company, the firm has confirmed. In an official... read more October 2, 2012 by  8


 
Holden Commodore (VE Series II)

Electric-Car Distance Record: 1,172 Miles In 24 Hours (With Battery Switching)

What can be done to dispel the assertion that the relatively short range of electric cars isn't suitable for most drivers? Well, you can either drive around in one yourself... read more August 15, 2012 by  10


 
Nissan battery-switch prototype development vehicles, Better Place, Palo Alto, CA, July 2012

Better Place Parking Lot: Ideas For Nissan Rogue Test Mules?

Sometimes you see remarkable cars in corporate parking lots. This photo, for instance, sent to us by a reader who prefers to remain anonymous, shows five Nissan compact... read more July 31, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Renault Fluence ZE electric car, powered by Better Place in Israel [photo: Brian of London]

Better Place Electric Renault Fluence ZE In Israel: 1st Week

It's been just over a week since I picked up my all-electric Renault Fluence ZE--one of 110 Better Place customers to do so during May, according to the company. I've now put... read more May 30, 2012 by  13


 
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