American electric-vehicle maker Better Place LLC reportedly is planning to use Australia to test its technology before rolling out its cars in the U.S. The Australian newspaper quotes Better Place Australia CEO Evan Thornley as saying the company will have charge points and battery-swapping stations in Australia by the end of next year. “Australia is a proof of concept for North America,” he tells the newspaper. “Australia is continental (in) size and it has a federal structure, so part ...

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