South Korea Looks to Collaborate With Israel on Renewable Energy

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Shimon Peres from Israel and Lee Myung-bak from South Korea at Davos. (Image via Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.) A high-ranking delegation from South Korea is currently visiting Israel to explore possibilities for collaboration between the two countries on renewable energy. The 37-member delegation represents 22 companies, as well as local authorities and R&D centers, […]

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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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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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GlobalTap Offers Water Refilling Stations in North America, Bringing Better Water a la "Better Place"

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As with any good idea, it doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t find a convenient, easy, and preferably aesthetic way to bring it to the masses.  Shai Agassi, founder of the electric car company Better Place, understood this when he hired industrial designer Gadi Amit to design the company’s electric car charging ports. And […]

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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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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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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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NewDealDesign’s Gadi Amit Designs Charge Spots For Better Place Electric Cars

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A little industrial design can make a product go a long way. Take the design of Apple computers, iPhones and accessories. Discriminating consumers often purchase these products for the “look and feel” and not necessarily the technology that makes them tick. With experience working for the US-based frogdesign firm, and now major clients, some looking […]

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New Energy For America Might Be In Israel: Top US Energy Leaders In Israel Now

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The Obama administration has committed to supporting renewable energy sources and to mitigate domestic and international climate initiatives. At the dawn of Obama’s new presidency, influential energy leaders from America visit Israel to expand their worldviews to learn about the country’s unique technological opportunities. Among the American guests in Israel now are top energy officials […]

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