Israeli motorists will soon be able to fill up their cars in the “parking lot of the future.” A California-based company, Project Better Place, has equipped 400 parking spots in Tel Aviv with charging stations for electric cars, and hopes to wire a total of 100,000 spots throughout Israel by 2010. Battery-powered cars developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance are scheduled to arrive in Israel in 2011, in the hope of reducing Israel’s dependence on oil and pollution. The cars require frequent recharging, thus necessitating wired parking spots and battery-changing stations. The cost of the new cars, and the cost of charging, has not yet been determined, but recharging will cost less then refueling with gasoline.