As Better Place Tests Battery Replacement Technology in Japan, Is Better Place the Best Electric Car Company?

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Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car company seemed to be on the right track with their conception of a totally electric family sized car. The Israeli company, with offices located in the Kiryat Atidim high tech park, outside of Tel Aviv, developed a prototype for an electric car, using a Renault Megane with an electric […]

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Will Israeli Hightech Workers Lose Their Leased Cars and Pay Taxes on Parking Spots As The Government Goes Green?

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(View of parking lot below Azrielli Center in Tel Aviv) They giveth and then taketh away: The recently Annual Report issued by the Bank of Israel, has devoted an entire chapter to the excessive use of leased company vehicles by employees, which are clogging up the country’s motorways and contributing greatly to the amounts of […]

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Innowattech's Coming To Sidewalks and Electric Avenues, Near You

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Prof. Haim Abramovich, from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. We’d written about the energy harvesting company Innowattech earlier on Green Prophet, and not long ago, I got to interview the company about their latest news. Here’s a feature story I wrote for ISRAEL21c on the Israeli company that’s planning […]

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Dubai First Gulf State to Allow Fully Electric Reva Cars on the Road

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India’s REVA cars (which Green Prophet previously reported may soon be available for sale in Israel) are the first all-electric cars on the Persian Gulf. United Arab Emirate’s ruler Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s dream to turn Dubai into an environmentally friendly city is taking shape not only through participation in Earth Hour and the […]

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California Revs Up For Israel's Shai Agassi And A $1 Billion Electric Car Scheme

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The financial crisis is hurting Americans, but months before the hit fuel costs were already gouging into people’s pockets. Some were forced to carpool to work, others took the bus or train. While creative forms of public transportation help deal with times of fiscal uncertainty (we personally love bikes!), the long-term plan for preserving the […]

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Winter Gas Savings

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Cold is on its way in, as tends to happen this time of year, and along with it different driving conditions. Rain and snow seriously inhibit a car’s performance and with it the mileage. Here are a several tips to help you save for these upcoming months: Tune up! Make sure that everything is in […]

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Life in the Suburbs

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On of the most depressing bus rides I have ever taken in Israel was a late-night local from Kfar Saba to Tel Aviv. In addition to its sheer length (an hour and a half ride for a trip that should take 40 minutes), the bus went from suburb to suburb, revealing identical buildings and streetscapes […]

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Cautious Driving Saves The Environment Too

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Use Your Brakes Less, Don’t Accelerate Quickly. Look far down the road ahead, even if “far” means half a city block.  Get into position for turn-lanes smoothly and early so that you don’t have to accelerate to get in front of traffic.  Remember that the guy who leaves the stoplight the quickest also pays more […]

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Green Your Car – Tires

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Make sure you have good tires. Different tires affect you MPG in different ways. When you’re in the market for new tires, look for the ones that help give you the best mileage. Once you have the right tire don’t forget about proper inflation! Too much or too little can significantly effect your MPG as […]

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