Better Place Renault Fluence Z.E. battery swap video

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Better Place Renault Z.E. battery swap

Last week a blogger Israel posted a video of the released 2012 Renault Z.E. electric car having its pack exchanged by a Better swap station now undergoing prior to the facilities’ June

As most of you at GM-Volt know, Place Founder and CEO Shai is advocating a way around limited range by making provision for to replace a discharged battery a topped off one. The experience place in five minutes, the time it might require to at a gasoline station.

The Renault Fluence Z.E. Emission) went on sale a month ago in January and is different the standard Fluence in that it is and its battery is compatible with the battery exchange machinery tested by Better Place. also, the vehicle can be plugged in as can a EV.

The one-speeder reportedly offers torque and is going on sale in and other markets as well. The with this vehicle is purchase it without a battery and at the same time enter a leasing contract for the battery and to swap stations.

Prices for the vehicle will depending on local taxes, and other factors. In Denmark, it will sell for 205,000 DKK Cost of battery leasing in is reportedly $270-$517 per month.

As for the the author said he used one of the cars at the station which is the bugs worked out prior to opened in June.

“Driving into the station is like driving through an car wash,” wrote blogger of London” (on location in Israel), you’re level with a big sign you put the car in neutral, take feet off the brakes and let go of the steering

He noted the regular 12-volt stays in place, so in-vehicle work as the machinery pulls, and aligns the car prior to lifting it a few for the battery exchange.

On his second run, he was able to the process on his GPS/info screen.

“It you when the old battery is being out (which you can feel as the car shakes a and when the new one is being inserted,” he “That you can certainly feel as the of the car seems to give a tiny There are a few quiet noises and the in the car seems to match up with that happens.”

#8230; And here#8217;s a more video that shows details.

The writer said it like they were not the equipment, and suggested that the minute swap-out should be to be shortened, although the time was no bother.

“All in all, it’s really a pleasant he said. “You don’t to breath in petrol fumes for one and there really is nothing to do before driving out with a battery.”

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