The Better Place battery swapping system that we have previously covered here has now completed 1,000 battery swaps without any problems or complications.
Last week the company announced that its automatic battery swapping station has swapped out 1,000 batteries. The entire system is designed to swap batteries from electric and possibly hybrid vehicles in short time and put drivers back on the road with freshly charged batteries.
So far, the robots, hydraulics, and computer systems that handle the fully automated swaps have stood up to the abuse of 1,000 swaps.
According to the Better Place vice president Jason Wolf, the swaps have been made without any associated problems.
The swapping unit appears durable enough at this point, but the costs of the units and the conversions required to the vehicles that would make the swaps possible are still major hurdles that must be overcome for success of the system.
Source: Better Place