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New Liquid Electric Car Batteries Are as Easy to Charge as Pumping Gas

These new liquid core batteries could make charging your electric car as simple as refueling your gas tank.

A new lightweight battery design featuring a gooey, liquid core could be a game changer for electric cars, allowing drivers to quickly recharge their vehicles in a process as easy as pumping gas.

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Video: Better Place Opens First Battery Swap Station in Israel

Here's the gloriously "unexciting" process of switching out an electric battery at Better Places first commercial swap station.

This week, Better Place, the innovative electric car company that we've been following for awhile now, opened up their very first commercial battery swap station. The concept of swapping out depleted batteries for fresh charged ones is what distinguishes Better Place in the burgeoning EV market. You'll never need to wait to charge your car—you just pull into one of the battery swap stations, robots switch out the batteries, and in three minutes you pull away. It's really no different than a full service fill-up of 93 octane.

Goodbye, "range anxiety."

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GOOD Energy Meetup Idea: Build a Battery with Pocket Change

Another idea for the GOOD Energy Meetup: making batteries out of pennies, nickels, and lemon juice.

On Thursday, February 24, GOOD is throwing a Meetup Everywhere, our big GOOD Energy Party. Below is just one sample idea for a meetup, if you're looking for some inspiration. To learn more about our first ever distributed, nationwide meetup of people who give a damn, check out our announcement post. For other GOOD Energy Meetup ideas, check out the super simple Energy 101 teach-in or the Mr. Wizard electricity episode screening.

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