Monday, May 18, 2009

More Help from the Community !

This time the help came from the design side of the community, compared to the recent head's up I received from one of our fellow engineers in the community.

We recently received an email with a link to an post highlighting the process of removing the battery from a Better Place vehicle. According to the post, the swap only takes one minute and thirteen seconds, and you don't have to get out of the car to do it. This is pretty amazing considering the initial estimates we saw some time ago on how long it would take to accomplish such a feat. However, as you will see in the video below, the equipment is (as expected) pretty complex and takes up quite a bit of space since the battery is just about as wide and long as the entire vehicle. The positives are that they feature solar panels to power the aparatus, and the systems seem to be pretty universal. It will be interesting to see how well the systems can be integrated.

Thanks to one of our dedicated community members, Braunarsch for the head's up!