Battery swap revisited

Better Place went bust and Tesla walked away but there's growing interest in this alternative to plug-in electric vehicle charging. By Megan Lampinen

Momentum in the electric vehicle (EV) segment has remained solid over the course of an otherwise turbulent year for the automotive industry. More players than ever are scrambling to gain a foothold in this promising sector, which promises not only air quality and environmental benefits but also lucrative revenue streams for those that read the market right. Backing the wrong technology will prove an expensive and time-consuming waste that could prove fatal in such a demanding environment….

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