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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Iran’s Solar Car Competes in Australia (But Japan Wins)

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Iran’s solar-powered Gazelle 2, hopes to place well in trans Australia trials Iran’s Gazelle 2 solar powered electric car may not have massaging seats, but it certainly looks better than the Palestinian-built solar car in Hebron. The sleek one-seater that weighs only 150 kg, was unveiled at Teheran University by the car’s project manager, Dr. […]

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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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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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