In the world of alternative fuel vehicles, there are those that are for them and those that are against them. Those that are against them claim that they are unreliable, unproven and expensive. A University of California–Berkeley study as well as information released by A Better Place may stomp out some of those fears. The study at the University of California showed that the alternative fuel cars were now selling at prices comparable to those of conventional automobiles with some key beneficial factors thrown in as well. (This cost would be without the battery).
Battery switching technologies make it cheaper and easier to own an electric vehicle. Without the battery, the cost of an electric vehicle (EV) is comparable to that of a traditional car without the problems of oil, gas, and maintenance issues.
With regard to the battery switching station, there are a lot of concepts that have to be considered. For example, using electric cars are better for the environment, but they are not always the best solution, especially for those who live in rural areas that must commute long distances at a time when they need to do their shopping or head to work. A battery switching station would make an electric car more viable for the people in this situation.