Electric cars still driving!

The New York Times gives hope for a better drive home with a report on a new approach to electric cars… from the filling station up:

We started from the infrastructure. We came up with an electric car that would have two features that nobody had before. 1) The battery is removable. So if you wanted to go a long distance, you could switch your battery instead of waiting for it to charge for a very long time.

And 2) It was cheaper than gasoline car, not more expensive. Because you didn’t buy the battery. You paid just for the miles and for the car.

Lateral thinking from Shai Agassi of Better Place.