Plug it in and go

Plug it in and go

Beginning next week, Israelis will be able to test drive the fully electric cars that are expecting to debut in Israel by March 2011.

Project Better Place, which is building electric car battery recharging and switching stations across the country, opened a visitors’ center near Tel Aviv last week to showcase the electric car concept. The center, which was created in a renovated oil tank at a fuel depot near Tel Aviv, includes a driving course to allow visitors to test drive the refitted Renaults.

Better Place already has signed agreements with 92 Israeli companies to convert a portion of their car fleets to electric vehicles once the electric cars hit the road.