Better Place Announces First Trade-In Agreement for Electric Cars in Israel

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Better Place launches another brand new business in Israel – used electric car sales. Better Place, the company bringing an electric car infrastructure to Israel, has been changing so much about how the Israeli public thinks about transportation.  It has educated the public about the benefits of using electric cars, taught us that a whole […]

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Danish Council Rejects Blue Better Place Chargers

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A municipal council in Denmark has rejected Better Place’s blue and gray electric vehicle chargers! If powered renewably, Better Place electric vehicles can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions (unless you listen to Dan Rabinowitz). This potential transition to cleaner vehicles notwithstanding, one Danish municipal council has vetoed Better Place chargers because of their color. Frederiksberg […]

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Aloha! Better Place Plans First Commercial Battery Charging Network in Hawaii

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Will this Waikiki beach front also include Better Place recharging stations? Better Place, the electric car technology company headquartered in Palo Alto California, and headed by Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi is now preparing to establish its first commercial battery recharging network in the American state of Hawaii. The news, as reported in the online edition […]

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Azouri Brothers & Shai Agassi Together Make Tel Aviv A Better Place

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The Azouri brothers and architect Keren Yedvub leave no stone unturned. Their 20-storey “eco-tower” overturns the old n’ ugly world order with a building that is bold, beautiful, and deeply sustainable. The Azouri Brothers’ eco-tower is growing greener and greener by the day.  Already featuring a whole host of attributes that make their 20 storey office building as livable […]

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Israel Cleantech Ventures Raising $100 Million for Energy Innovation

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At a time of uncertainty in world VC funding, Israeli cleantech VC stays focused on renewable energy Israel Cleantech Ventures, the tiny but talented nation’s first cleantech-focused fund, is now more than halfway to raising a $100 million fund, according to a filing this week. Some of Israel’s more interesting clean energy start ups that […]

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Better Place Says UK Not Giving Electric Cars a (Tax) Break

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Is the UK’s Tax Man still short-sighted in giving incentives for electric cars? The British government is not doing enough to give consumers enough incentives to purchase electric cars, says Better Place LLC CEO Shai Agassi in an interview with the UK newspaper The Guardian. The interview quotes Agassi  as saying that other countries including […]

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Israeli Electric Cars on the Fast Track – Says Company’s Power Supplier

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This guy (Maurice) will have to wait till 2012 to have an electric car Contrary to reservations being made about the Better Place electric car company being a monopoly in Israel’s upcoming electric car market, it now appears that the head of one of the country’s largest holding companies, the Israel Corporation, is very positive […]

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San Francisco Taxis Make The Switch To Better Place Electric Vehicles

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San Francisco plans to join the EV fray with an electrified taxi fleet. In the short-term, electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t so sustainable. Although they reduce carbon emitted from individual vehicles to basically zero, they still require electricity, the bulk of which in most countries is produced by burning carbon-emitting fuels. They also require unfriendly batteries […]

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Better Place Gets a “Charge” With GE Partnership

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GE’s  handsome designer car charging post the Watt Station even “talks” to drivers! Entrepreneur Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car battery exchange infrastructure projects will probably get a new “power boost” vi an announced partnership with the American General Electric Company (GE) to develop electric car infrastructures in the USA and other locations, according to  the NY […]

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Better Place Founder Shai Agassi Heads to China for Summer Davos Economic Forum

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Fueling up. Better Place hoped to “fuel” more interest at the “Summer Davos” economic forum. In a strong indication that he and his company are definitely on the world economic map, Better Place electric car company head Shai Agassi, together with Israel Minister for Industry, Trade and Labor Binyamin Ben-Eliezar attended the annual World Economic […]

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Why China Will be Tipping Point for EVs – Interview With Better Place’s Mike Granoff

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Cars cause more greenhouse emissions than planes, Cleantechnica reports earlier this month. So while it may be important to offset and reduce our flying habits, Mike Granoff, head of oil independence policies at the EV company Better Place explores how his company’s switchable battery solution can reduce auto emissions today. Looking to the east, he […]

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