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Clinton Told Better Place CEO: "Electric Cars Should Be Free"

Clinton Told Better Place CEO: "Electric Cars Should Be Free"

As any entrepreneur will tell you, starting a business isn't easy. Few know this more than Shai Agassi, founder of battery-swapping outfit Better Place. The company is making huge losses, has closed operations in some countries and even booted out Agassi himself as CEO. Still, Agassi is one of few... read more

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Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Better Place Electric-Car Service Delays Australia Rollout

The Better Place battery swapping saga continues, as partner Renault has delayed the roll-out off its electric Fluence sedan. Renault Australia announced the indefinite... read more December 18, 2012 by  3


 
Better Place battery-swap demonstration

Better Place Hires Marketing Guru Peter Economides To Buff Its Brand

Given soothsayers' record on end-of-the-world predictions, this probably won't be humanity's last year on Planet Earth. But for the folks at electric car start-up Better... read more December 13, 2012 by  1


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Better Place Trouble Continues As Latest CEO Quits

Only a month after Better Place founder Shai Agassi was replaced as CEO of the company, current CEO Moshe Kaplinsky has also departed the troubled firm. Better Place, whose... read more November 28, 2012 by  6


 
2012 Renault Fluence ZE electric car, powered by Better Place in Israel [photo: Brian of London]

Better Place Electric-Car Service: Few Users, More Turmoil

Much publicity, high hopes, and hundreds of millions of dollars have been devoted to the Better Place electric-car service. Now, with an apparent dearth of Israeli customers... read more November 19, 2012 by  14


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Coda, Better Place Team Up To Make SF Electric Taxi Fleet

Back in 2010, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency was awarded a $7 million regional grant to oversee a fleet of 61 electric taxi cabs, complete with four... read more October 15, 2012 by  1


 
Renault Fluence ZE electric cars in Israel, provided by Better Place [photo: Better Place]

Shai Agassi Out As CEO Of Better Place Electric-Car Service

Shai Agassi, founder of Better Place, which provides electric-car services to customers in Israel, is no longer CEO of the company, the firm has confirmed. In an official... read more October 2, 2012 by  8


 
Low-battery red warning light on Better Place Renault Fluence ZE, Israel

100 Days With A Better Place Electric Car: Likes & Dislikes

It's been a little more than 100 days since I drove away in my first electric car, a Renault Fluence ZE, as one of the first 100 private paying customers of the Better Place... read more September 13, 2012 by  10


 
Onstar Hopes To Make Charging Chevrolet Volts Greener

2013 Chevy Volt, OnStar, Is Smart-Grid Ready: The Utilities Aren’t

Imagine a future where plug-in cars not only know when the cheapest time to charge is, but also work in concert with utility companies to recharge when it is greenest or when... read more August 22, 2012 by  15


 
Holden Commodore (VE Series II)

Electric-Car Distance Record: 1,172 Miles In 24 Hours (With Battery Switching)

What can be done to dispel the assertion that the relatively short range of electric cars isn't suitable for most drivers? Well, you can either drive around in one yourself... read more August 15, 2012 by  10


 
Nissan battery-switch prototype development vehicles, Better Place, Palo Alto, CA, July 2012

Better Place Parking Lot: Ideas For Nissan Rogue Test Mules?

Sometimes you see remarkable cars in corporate parking lots. This photo, for instance, sent to us by a reader who prefers to remain anonymous, shows five Nissan compact... read more July 31, 2012 by  3


 
Renault Fluence ZE charging at Better Place pubic charge spots in Israel [photo: Brian of London]

How Do Public Charging Stations Fit Into Better Place Service?

Electric-car drivers in the U.S. are now asking, What is a fair price value for use of public Level 2 charging stations? In the U.S. and Europe, multiple networks of... read more July 20, 2012 by  10


 
2013 Holden Volt with Better Place Charge Spot and executives from both companies

Strange Bedfellows? Project Better Place Pairs With GM Australia

Better Place is now rapidly ramping up the first full deployment of its electric-car service and battery swapping network in Israel, but the company has ambitious plans in... read more July 12, 2012 by  14


 
2012 Renault Fluence ZE electric car, powered by Better Place in Israel [photo: Brian of London]

One Way Better Place Wins In Israel: Actual Customer Service

After five weeks driving a Better Place electric car in Israel, I'm gaining a deeper insight into the company's plans. The Better Place annual subscription model, including... read more July 2, 2012 by  5


 
Renault Fluence ZE charging at Better Place charge point in apartment bldg [photo: Brian of London]

What's The Real Cost of a Better Place Electric Car in Israel?

Since buying my Better Place Renault Fluence ZE in Israel, I'm frequently asked about the price. I bought the car because I liked the way it drove and thought it would save... read more June 13, 2012 by  24


 
2012 Renault Fluence ZE electric car, powered by Better Place in Israel [photo: Brian of London]

Better Place Electric Renault Fluence ZE In Israel: 1st Week

It's been just over a week since I picked up my all-electric Renault Fluence ZE--one of 110 Better Place customers to do so during May, according to the company. I've now put... read more May 30, 2012 by  13


 

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