Denmark is the initial site of Europe’s first electric car battery swapping stations in a network of 24/7 fully automated drive-through locations. The lithium-ion battery packs, weighing about 600 pounds, will be removed from specially designed cars and replaced with a fully charged pack. The swap takes five minutes. Better Place has 19 more battery swap stations planned for Denmark with locations no more than 40 miles apart. Currently only Renault is making cars designed for quick battery swaps.