There was a long debate about swapping on another chat board. I don't see swapping being economically feasible, since it would require a tremendous inventory of batteries (costing thousands of dollars each) at the swap station. All the more so if off-peak charging is used for those batteries; and in the end, the same amount of electricity must be delivered to the station by the grid. And the battery-swapping paradigm more or less requires that the batteries be the property of the swap company, otherwise who would want to give up their own batteries for ones of unknown quality or condition? Better Place is going to need a colossal amount of investment capital, and in the end if fast-charging proves feasible (as I expect it will, even if it takes 15 minutes rather than 5) BP will be left with a "great" idea, a lot of swap stations, and few if any customers. Swapping will probably be limited to purpose-built EVs sold in conjunction with an electricity contract with BP, and this will be at best a part of the market, and at worst a very small part.
Reserved afternoon of 4/20.
"You can order" email late September, but was out of the country so...
Ordered very early October.
Dashboard says: more of the usual worthless Nissan b.s.
(Not on spreadsheet cuz I can't figure it out.)