Better Place is pressing forward with their plans to revolutionize the battery-powered vehicle industry. In what can only be considered as a huge step in the right direction, the brainchild of Shai Agassi recently launched the Tokyo Electric Taxi Project in Japan.
“As of today, we have switchable-battery electric taxis transporting passengers in Tokyo. This is a major accomplishment in terms of promoting environmental sustainability, but it also demonstrates how electric taxis can be made economical (and, therefore, sustainable) in the long run.” Kiyotaka Fujii- President Better Place Japan
As noted by Popsci, Nihon Kotsu, Japan’s largest taxi operator, has also partnered up with Better Place to provide drivers for the vehicles. Fujii said that he is certain that the city’s experiment will encourage automakers around the world to follow suit by producing eco-friendly, economically-sustainable vehicles en masse.
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