California-based Better Place said it signed a memorandum of understanding with Chery, China's largest independent car maker and exporter, to collaborate on electric vehicle technology.
Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly develop switchable-battery electric vehicle prototypes in the hopes of securing regional Chinese government pilot projects, Better Place said.
Better Place is aiming to build a network of charging stations for electric cars, leasing batteries to customers for use in their vehicles. Better Place is already building networks in Israel, Denmark, and Australia.
The well-funded start-up raised $350 million in January from a consortium led by HSBC … Read more