(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
The startup company Better Place, that’s who!
The scheme these guys have undertaken solves one of the major problems of electric cars: recharging. Better Place’s approach: replace the whole battery in less time than it takes to fill up a tank with gas! Recharge the batteries at leisure and reuse. If you buy an electric car, you subscribe to their service and can swap out drained batteries for recharged ones at properly equipped stations. The other crucial step in the process is to connect up with fuel stations to install the replacement bays. Wherever you can get gas, you can get a battery! Here’s a cool demo of the technology.
Who knows if this will work? But it seemed to me to be a pretty interesting concept.