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Battery Swapping Taxis

Battery Swapping Taxis
Innovation
Francisco Hui
  • 28 august 2009

Wired magazine points out that Tokyo is planning to test out a new electric vehicle program with its fleet of taxis. By January, a small test group of taxis will be part of a battery swap system created by Better Place.

Rather than tether cars to an outlet, vehicles recharge by swapping out batteries at special charging stations. The benefit of using taxis allows for a centralized base of operations built by Better Place.

To see how the battery swap functions, watch the minute long video below:



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+Automotive
+better place
+charging
+electric vehicles
+Electronics & Gadgets
+Environmental / Green
+japan
+taxi
+technology
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