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BetterPlace Electric Car Network
San Francisco, USA, a state with a reputation for being more progressive in green terms than many other American states, is looking to encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. A company called Better Place has been given official permission to begin building a network of 250,000 charging ports, 200 battery-exchange stations and a control center to coordinate the system, to be completed by 2012.
The project is expected to cost $1 billion and will be funded with an incentive plan directed at companies who install the chargers. Building permits will also be expedited to help move things along. Better Place will also be working with Renault-Nissan to distribute electric vehicles in a similar way to telecoms companies distributing mobile phones. Customers will subscribe to drive a certain number of miles and get an electric vehicle at a discounted price. Better Place will own the battery.
Better Place already has similar systems working in countries such as Denmark and Israel amongst others.
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