Better Place racks up a million kilometers of electric-powered driving

The company’s 55 battery switch stations, located in Israel and Denmark, are in the final stages of a four-month testing period.

 

Better Place announced this week that cars using its charging infrastructure have logged one million kilometers and 15,000 battery switches. The company offers a unique treatment for the dreaded malady known as range anxiety – instead of waiting for their batteries to charge, Better Place’s customers visit an automated battery switch station, which exchanges a depleted battery for a full one in minutes.

The company’s 55 battery switch stations, located in Israel and Denmark, are in the final stages of a four-month testing period, and the stations in Israel are now opening to customers. Better Place expects to achieve nationwide coverage in both markets by the end of the third quarter.

Better Place also announced that in May it delivered 110 Renault Fluence ZE electric cars to new customers in Israel.

The company invested an additional $96 million in the last quarter, and expects to make additional investments this year, mostly dedicated to development and deployment of its battery switching networks in Israel and Denmark. Its Australian unit will begin deploying stations in Canberra in the second half of this year.

 

Source: Better Place
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