Over the weekend in Beijing, electric vehicle ( EV) infrastructure pioneer Better Place announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China's Chery Automotive. The deal will help Better Place bring its oft-talked about battery-swapping technology along with its EV charging infrastructure over to China.

Under terms of the MOU, both companies will work together developing prototype EVs that are capable of utilizing the batter-swapping technique. The companies will pursue support and assistance from regional governments to kick-off pilot projects that will use swappable battery technology and Better Place's automated stations.

With money flowing in, Better Place is expanding its global reach beyond Israel and the U.S. and is committing to additional automakers outside of Nissan and Renault. The company opened a trial swapping station for taxis in Tokyo, Japan last fall. The company plans to install hundred of thousands of EV chargers worldwide in the next few years. With the Nissan Leaf pre-orders rolling in, we're gonna need all the chargers we can get.

[Source: Green Car Advisor]

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