Guest writer Brian Blum is an owner of a Better Place car in Israel. Now faced with uncertainty as to how he can charge his car for long range drives, he says that Better Place failed because drivers bought a car, but really it’s more like a personal bus.
The MUV-e folding e-scooter from Israel can be personalized, linked to your smart phone, carried with you on the bus and stored in small apartments without taking much space. Estimated cost about $2000. Urban transportation has recently taken on new and innovative forms, which include gliding along on electric skates, and surfing city sidewalks on […]
The Swiss-made Zerotracer motorbike strutted its super efficient stuff at Masdar City and the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week. Designed by Tobias Wülser as part of his thesis project at the Academy of Art and Design in Aarau, the globe-trotting electric vehicle that “wears its own helmet” traveled around the globe in just 80 […]
Last month Israel’s Better Place rolled out their all-electric vehicle network to the Israeli public with much fanfare. Of the hundreds of civilians that bought the cars, warm reviews of excitement ensued. Pictures and photo ops were maximized. Since opening the car sales channel to the public the number of Better Place cars on the […]
Once Muzer Al-Kasas was able to collect all of the necessary materials, it only took him three days to build a small electric vehicle. Unlike Better Place EVs (which are now for sale in Israel) or any other fancy equivalents, the taxi driver’s inexpensive innovation is a slightly more viable means of transportation for a […]
Masdar - the Eco-city - is home to the hottest and most energy efficient transport system in the world: The Personal Rapid Transit (pod car). The PRT is fast, powered by lithium batteries, driverless, can carry up to 10 people safely and looks oh so beautiful in the gleaming sun... Check out more here.
Pollution off Israel’s coast, investments in water tech, a green future and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. During the week of September 1, 2010, water management tech company TaKaDu was named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2011. The price of lithium batteries has plunged, which is good news for Better Place and […]
Tigo Energy’s latest development agreement, mobile desalination competition, top Israeli fresh food markets and more headlines related to Israeli cleantech and the environment. Image via david55king. During the week of July 6, 2010, TaKaDu continued to attract the attention of venture capitalists interested in smart water monitoring. National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau announced a new […]