Posted by: carboncreditsusa | November 25, 2008

“Project Better Place” To Build $1Billion Network Of 250,000 Electric Charging Ports For Electric Vehicles In San Francisco Bay Area

“…The idea is to build a $1 billion network of 250,000 charging ports like you see here, 200 battery-swap stations, and a driver service center…”

 “..Better Place’s remarkable move shows that the electric car scenario could fall into place quicker than anyone thought…”

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http://dvice.com/archives/2008/11/massive_1_billi.php 

“…Project Better Place (is) the company that plans to create a network of charging stations and battery exchange locations for electric cars in Denmark, Israel and Australia. Backed by super-rich investors, now it’s planning an ambitious expansion into the San Francisco Bay area. The idea is to build a $1 billion network of 250,000 charging ports like you see here, 200 battery-swap stations, and a driver service center.

The remarkable aspect of this grand scheme is that most of this infrastructure is targeted to be operational by 2012. The three big-city (San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) Bay Area mayors are on board with the idea, especially since this high-tech goodness won’t cost them a cent. They will offer incentives for companies to install the chargers, and offered to expedite building permits to speed things along.

Meanwhile, Better Place will sell Renault-Nissan cars as part of the plan, and car companies such as GM and Toyota are interested in the idea, too. Tesla says its upcoming Model S sedan will be compatible with the swappable batteries and charging stations, adding that its battery will charge in the time it takes to fill a car’s tank with gas. Better Place’s remarkable move shows that the electric car scenario could fall into place quicker than anyone thought.

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