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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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Forget Volkswagen's New Electric "Microbus," This Guy Converted An Original to Plug-In Power Electric Volkswagen Microbus, The Original

Volkswagen's new electric take on the Microbus might be cool, but this guy's plug-in conversion is a thing of beauty.

The auto blogs have been positively abuzz with the news of Volkswagen revealing a new electric take on the iconic Microbus that was beloved by hippies the world over. I will not deny, it looks damn cool. (WIRED has a nice gallery.)

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Nissan's Land Glider: Lean Wit’ It

Nissan has a new concept car out called the Land Glider. It's a tiny, light-weight electric four-wheeler that actually leans as you drive. Watch...

Nissan has a new concept car out called the Land Glider. It's a tiny, light-weight electric four-wheeler that actually leans as you drive. Watch any 20 seconds of the video below (complete with space music).[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3juWKlTCddoThe Nissan representative overseeing the project saysother benefit to the leaning at all.UPDATE: BMW has something very similar in the works.

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