Though Green Prophet is skeptical about Shai Agassi‘s Project Better Place, we are watching the developments of the project with interest. This week, the prototype of the electric car recharging station was unveiled in Israel. The prototype was designed in San Francisco and developed in Israel with the cooperation of Nekuda DM.
The station features two sockets for the simultaneous charging of two electric cars. The plan is for 400 of these stations to be installed in various locations in Israel as part of a six month pilot program, followed by similar installations in Hawaii, Denmark, Australia and California. The projected date of deployment is 2010, so don’t get rid of your car just yet. (Unless of course you can.)
Tal Agassi, director of infrastructure products and international deployment development for Better Place, said, “In designing and deploying the charge spot, our top priority is the driver’s experience. We set out to design a user friendly and simple charging experience for the user that will encourage drivers to switch from the pump to the plug.”