“Captain Sunshine” Takes Over Better Place Electric Car Company

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The Better Place electric vehicle network was always an ambitious dream, and now it doesn’t have to die thanks to the man known as Captain Sunshine. The company declared bankruptcy in May, but today an Israeli court awarded the liquidation of its Israel-based assets and Swiss-based intellectual property to Yosef Abramowitz and a union of Better […]

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Better Place Sells 125 Renault ZEs to Huge Industrial Group in Israel

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Despite a major upheaval in recent weeks, the electric vehicle company Better Place is pushing forward its business expansion plans with a $4 million deal recently signed with Elco Holdings Ltd. One of the largest industrial groups in Israel, Elco will purchase 125 Renault Florence ZEs that will be distributed to its subsidiaries Electra Ltd. and Electra […]

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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 […]

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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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Dubai Municipality To Convert 500 Cars To Hybrid Gas Engines

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Dubai’s Director Of Transportation is among the first recipients of a compressed gas engine vehicle. Starting with just five vehicles initially, the Dubai municipality plans to eventually outfit 500 vehicles with compressed gas engines with technical assistance from Compressed Gas Technology (CG Tech), The National reports. By burning a combination of petrol and natural gas, […]

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UAE To Get 300 New Electric Buses Each Year

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Abu Dhabi plans to best the US with a bigger, greener line of zero-emission buses. Abu Dhabi never ceases to amaze us with their growing emissions reduction initiatives. A couple of their most recent developments include the sewage-fed forest and solar-powered recycling bins. While the emirate occasionally produces environmental hazards such as the bejeweled Christmas […]

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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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Hamas Thwarts A Greener Gaza

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Responding to necessity, some Gaza residents are designing clever “eco” products, but Hamas is bringing them down Matt recently described the possibility of a green coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis south of Jerusalem. Israel is shipping their cleantech expertise to their neighbors, thereby fostering good relations and a more sustainable future. On the other side […]

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