Agassi’s company is committed to the concept of “zero-emission mobility,” which it would achieve through the use of the switching stations and charge stations backed by wind and solar power. It’s an incredibly ambitious goal, and Better Place has justifiably been the beneficiary of mountains of press coverage from NPR, Time, Newsweek, Scientific American, and countless other news outlets. The question is whether Better Place can convince the world to revolutionize its roadside infrastructure and convince the auto industry to modify its vehicle designs in order to accommodate the concept. For those who haven’t seen Better Place’s website, it’s worthwhile to take a peek at the video showing their switching concept.
Tesla Motors’ $35,000, 200-mile electric car may not revolutionize the auto industry by itself, but it could serve as a starting point for a long, steady climb to a day when half of the world’s vehicles will be plug-ins.
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