It’s a rare day when Canberra makes it into WIRED (the Vogue of nerds), but the Better Place electric car rollout has made the grade:
Swappable batteries arrive in Australia next year in a slick electric sedan built by Renault.
The French automaker will introduce the Renault Fluence Z.E. to Canberra, where Silicon Valley startup Better Place is rolling out the battery swap stations and public charging infrastructure needed to keep the cars going. It’s another big step forward for the two companies and their aggressive plans to electrify transportation.
Apparently we’ll see the swap stations in town later this year.