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Tesla Model S Battery Swapping: Will It Ever Actually Arrive?

Tesla Model S Battery Swapping: Will It Ever Actually Arrive?

Exactly a year ago, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk presided over a flashy demonstration in which the battery pack of a Tesla Model S electric car was apparently swapped from underneath within 90 seconds and replaced with a fresh pack. The event generated a huge amount of press, and subsequent coverage... read more

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Better Place user David Rose w/keys to Renault Fluence ZE electric car in Israel [photo: David Rose]

Better Place Obit Asks: Has Tesla Done What Israel Couldn't?

This is a tale of two electric-car companies. One, Better Place, declared bankruptcy back in May, and doesn't appear to be getting back on its feet anytime soon. Last week... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
Better Place user David Rose w/keys to Renault Fluence ZE electric car in Israel [photo: David Rose]

Shai Agassi Weighs In On The Lessons Of Tesla & Electric Cars

Shai Agassi, founder of the now-defunct Better Place electric-car service in Israel, hasn't been in the public eye much of late. But on the business network LinkedIn this... read more August 19, 2013 by 


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Better Place Lives On? 15 Battery-Swap Stations To Stay Open

When companies like Tesla Motors start talking battery-swapping technology, you get the feeling Israeli firm Better Place just hit the market too soon. Although Better Place... read more July 17, 2013 by  4


 
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


 
Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Renault's Electric Car Plans Unfazed By Better Place Bankruptcy

That battery-swapping electric infrastructure firm Better Place filed for bankruptcy at the weekend won't come as a surprise to many. The firm has struggled to find customers... read more May 27, 2013 by  4


 
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


 
Better Place user David Rose w/keys to Renault Fluence ZE electric car in Israel [photo: David Rose]

How's Better Place Doing In Israel These Days?

The Better Place electric-car system has not had a good run of news lately. But despite little attention, it has managed to boost the sales rate in Israel for its cars, along... read more May 13, 2013 by  10


 
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

Clinton Told Better Place CEO: "Electric Cars Should Be Free"

As any entrepreneur will tell you, starting a business isn't easy. Few know this more than Shai Agassi, founder of battery-swapping outfit Better Place. The company is making... read more March 1, 2013 by  16


 
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Better Place Bails Out Of Both U.S. And Australia

If you've been following our reports on battery-swapping company Better Place, the news probably won't come as much of a surprise. The company has decided to shut down its... read more February 6, 2013 by  2


 
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


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Pike's 10 Electric-Car Predictions For 2013: Right Or Wrong?

It is, as we've pointed out on many occasions, exceedingly difficult to predict exactly where the market for electric cars will go. Most are confident it will continue to... read more January 7, 2013 by  23


 
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