I-5 could be first alternative fuel highway in U.S.

better place battery exchange

The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington recently met to discuss having alt fuel the entire length of I-5. It would include biofuel, hydrogen, CNG, and facilities for swapping out EV batteries, which can be done in 5 minutes by Better Place stations for their cars.

The Better Place network will provide fully-automated battery exchange stations. These swap stations are designed to extend the driver’s journey beyond the 100 mile range of a fully-charged battery. Because most of today’s driving is within 40 miles of the home, a visit to one of these facilities will be infrequent when compared to the number of times we currently have to pull into a gas station.

Y’know, this is how change happen. Thinking big, then doing it. That’s why I find cleantech so inspiring, they aren’t letting trifles like a global financial meltdown get in the way of what they want to do.