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Better Place Israeli CEO Quits EV Car Company

Better days for Better Place EV car company. Moshe Kaplinsky at the company’s first battery charge station in 2008. It seems things at Israel’s Better Place electric car company are going from bad to worse. Israeli news outlets are reporting that the company’s CEO Moshe Kaplinsky has quit, over disagreements with the company’s main shareholder […]

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We Interview Better Place Car Owners in Israel

Inside a Better Place battery switching station. Maurice interviews two Better Place electric car buyers who defend their decision to buy electric, and support the company which is flailing financially. Better Place international CEO Shai Agassi has been fired from the company he founded ; and in the wake of his departure, the company may also […]

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All Electric Renault Spotted in Netanya, Israel

100% electric and driving around Israel: nothing plainer than that! I’ve seen a Better Place Renault Fluence ZE all electric car in the suburban community of Ramat HaSharon, and more than five months after Better Place put 100 electric cars on Israeli roads I spotted another Renault Fluence ZE car in the city of Netanya. This spotting […]

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Better Place Electric Car Spotting

Seeing a prototype Better Place EV car is a lot different than the real thing on the road. Photo by Maurice Picow More than five months have passed since Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car company put its first 100 Renault Fluence EV on  Israeli roads.  The event was covered with a certain amount of […]

Is Better Place Building An EV Monopoly?

Despite concern that Better Place is losing millions as it slowly brings electric vehicles to market in Israel and Denmark, some in the cleantech industry are also worried that the Israel electric vehicle (EV) company is the only one out there trying to make the business work. A recent article titled, ‘Does Better Place Have […]

Israeli EV Company Better Place Reports Millions In Losses

Better Place is not doing as well as everyone expected, with financial losses running in the millions. The idea seemed flawless: battery-powered cars that could run on 100% electricity and could be recharged almost instantly by swapping batteries at special charging stations. But despite all the optimistic predictions, Better Place, the Israeli company that has […]