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Better Place-charged vehicles surpass 1 million kilometers driven

Those who scoff at the metric system may belittle any publicity related to kilometers covered instead of miles, but we're still pretty impressed.

Ask Better Place's Shai Agassi a question

Recently, Ecomagination, General Electric's cleantech and sustainable infrastructure website, interviewed Shai Agassi, the founder and chief executive officer of battery swap specialist Better Place. Questions centered on how Better Place will forever change the notion that electric vehicles are range-limited machines.

Better Place expands Tokyo battery swap trials; taxis have changed packs 2,122 times already

After announcing the completion of a three-month field test of its battery swapping system, Better Place has decided to keep the program running until at least late November. Three converted Nissan Rogues have been operating as taxis in central Tokyo, stopping by the Bett

Video: Ride along as a real-world battery swap takes place in less than two minutes

Better Place and Nihon Kotsu electric taxi project – Click above to watch video after the jump

Better Place's battery-swapping electric taxi test takes off in Tokyo

Better Place and Nihon Kotsu electric taxi project – Click above for high-res image gallery

Better Place signs MOU with Chery Automotive, battery swapping headed to China

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

Renault finalizes design of Fluence ZE and Kangoo ZE, starts taking reservations

2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. – Click above for high-res image gallery

Better Place will test first ever commercial battery swap later this month

Better Place battery swapping station – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford dismisses battery swaps

One of the favored concepts among many electric vehicle proponents (and, most prominently, Better Place) is replaceable battery packs as a means of "rapid refueling." However, aside from Nissan-Renault, no other major automaker has expressed any interest in the idea in the near term. Even Nissan is hedging its bets and the LEAF is not expected to include a swappable battery.

AltCar 2009: NuTech battery swap trailer is fresh, kind of crazy

NuTech battery swap trailer model - Click above for high-res image gallery

Renault-Nissan planning slow/fast charging and battery swap for Europe EVs

Kangoo be bop Z.E. - Click above for a high-res image gallery

VIDEO: Better Place battery swapper demonstrated

Project Better Place battery swap - Click above for a hi-res image gallery