Better Place, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, will build the car recharging stations and provide recharged batteries for electric cars. The company will purchase renewable energy _ such as wind power _ from Hawaiian Electric Co., the state's largest utility. Better Place plans to have the stations open for the mass market by 2011. It expects to build between 50,000 to 100,000 charge spots _ in parking lots, downtown streets, and neighborhoods _ across the state by early 2012. Other communities, like the San Francisco Bay area, have announced plans to host Better Place recharging stations. But Hawaii aims to be the first to have the stations statewide. Better Place also has deals to create electric vehicle infrastructures in Israel, Denmark and Australia.