The Middle East Will Remain "LEAF" – Less as Nissan Puts Electric Car Efforts Elsewhere

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Nissan’s all-electric LEAF gives a run for Volt’s and Better Place’s money. Nissan has no plans, however, to target infrastructure-poor Middle East. The battle over which company will market the first practical electric car is becoming more intense with the introduction of Nissan’s new total electric LEAF model. The Japanese carmaker is marketing this new entry […]

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Israeli Start-up GreenRoad Technologies Gets Boost from Al Gore

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Image of Al Gore via BusinessWeek Former US Vice President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management cleantech fund led a $10 million financing round for the Israeli start-up GreenRoad Technologies, the Globes business newspaper reported on Monday. GreenRoad Technologies will use the new injection of capital to accelerate the deployment of its […]

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Better Place Launches Test Drive and Electric Car Education Facility in Israel

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Karin attends Better Place press conference as company launches its electric car testing facility for the public, in Israel. The sun’s in her eyes as she clutches the door of the new Renault Nissan car. Or maybe she’s blinded by all the excitement? The media gathered outside the old oil storage containers –– a remnant […]

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Better Place Electric Car Gets Investment Fuel of $350 Million Led by HBSC

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Better Place’s financial batteries get “supersharged” with a massive $350 million investment. If you’ve been following clean tech news, you’ll know that Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car development company has received a substantial “charge” for its financial batteries by receiving funding of $350 million. The investment comes by way of a consortium of investors that […]

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GM's Volt Versus the Renault-Nissan Electric "Better Place" Edition

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 Chevy’s Volt Concept Car – Better than Better Place? In the past year or so, we’ve posted a number of articles dealing with electric cars and the technology surrounding them, especially those being developed by an Israeli company, Better Place, whose total electric version was exhibited at the recent COP 15 Conference on Climate Change in […]

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Haifa University Study Generates a Profile of the Israeli Cyclist

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A new study profiles the average Israeli cyclist. If you’ve read the title, looked at the picture, and are either excited or worried that Haifa University has discovered that most Israeli cyclists are physically fit exhibitionists… then no, that is not what their research has to report.  The study’s findings are nevertheless very interesting. The […]

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Michigan Looks to Israel to Rev Up Automotive Battery Business

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Automotive companies in Michigan are looking to Israeli battery and electric car innovators, like Better Place, to help revive their ailing car industry. Michigan meet Israel, Israel meet Michigan: In actual fact, the state of Michigan and the State of Israel don’t need an introduction. In some ways the automotive heart of America has been […]

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Can the American-Danish MethaEnergy Compete With Better Place?

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Is a Serenus methenol fuel cell package the best one going? With the opening Monday of the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, some of the discussions taking place there will deal with finding “greener” solutions to ground transportation, particularly automobiles and other vehicles which are now considered as being one of […]

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Denmark Set to Spotlight Electric Car Initiative at Global Climate Change Conference

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For 25 years Denmark has supported the adoption of electric vehicles by excluding them from the hefty 200% tax levied on new cars. However, due to the limited capabilities of the models available, only 497 electric cars are registered in the entire country, as the New York Times pointed out in a recent article. All […]

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ETV Motors Makes Jet Turbine Engine to Recharge Battery Packs in Electric Cars

ETV Motors claims their recently unveiled proof-of-concept vehicle can run for 50 miles on one charge. Watch their video, courtesy of ISRAEL21c. The new ETV jet turbine engine generates its own electricity to recharge the battery pack and is different from the Prius and other hybrids (read the pleasure of owning one) because “it’s always […]

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Israeli Parents Organize "Walking Bus" to Transport Schoolchildren

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Groups of parents in the Israeli cities of Kiryat Ono, Raanana and elsewhere have organized “walking schoolbuses” to transport children to school in the mornings. Elementary-school children walking to school used to be a common sight in Israel. But modernization has led large numbers of parents to take them in the car each morning. Recent campaigns […]

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Hugo Tour Fires Up the "Tour Engine" Between Cycles of Hot and Cold

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After 30 years spent servicing Israel’s military aircraft, engineer Hugo Tour decided to redesign a car’s internal combustion engine to make it twice as efficient. Hugo Tour spent more than 30 years servicing Israel’s high profile military aircraft and helicopters – and advising the US Air Force, too – about what went wrong when military […]

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Israel Railways Teams Up With Better Place To Refuel Electric Car Commuters

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 Refueling newly developed electric cars in Israel may be one step closer to being commonplace with an agreement reached between Israel Railways and the Better Place electric car and energy terminal company.   Better Place, which we’ve covered in depth currently in the process of developing practical electric powered cars, as well as recharging stations for them, […]

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