Fill 'er right up - with electricity, please

The world's first car-battery swapping station will demo in Japan in April. Here's how it works.

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1. Drive in
1. Drive in
At Better Place's swapping station, an electric car (Renault-Nissan is building one with a removable battery) pulls into a bay. The bottom of the battery, which gets dirty through daily driving, is cleaned with a brush.

NEXT: 2. Remove the dead battery
Last updated April 14 2009: 3:22 PM ET
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