EV Charging Stations Planned For Israel

Better Place, a European electric battery switching and charging station company, has announced details of their infrastructure development plan for the Renault Fluence Z.E. in Israel, which is expected to rollout this year.

The company has outlined nine locations that are part of an expected forty battery switching station program in places like Hadera, Modi’in, Mahanaim, Be’er Sheva, Yavne, Bilu Junction, and Mitzpeh Ramon that will be completed in 2011. According to the press release, Better Place has signed over 400 agreements with parking lot owners in Israel to deploy thousands of charging stations, 200 of which have already began construction.

Renault Fluence

image via Renault

At least twenty-seven municipalities have also signed agreements with Better Place to install centrally-located charging stations. Customers in the program purchase a Renault Fluence Z.E. along with a Better Place membership package, based on kilometers driven, that tracks the car’s energy management along with location so that owners can see when and where to switch batteries or charge the vehicle.

Better Place as already announced their rollout in Denmark, and has plans for Japan and other countries as well.

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