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Better Place Trouble Continues As Latest CEO Quits

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 corporate model allows electric car owners in Israel, Denmark and Australia to have their car's entire battery swapped at... read more

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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


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European version)

Would Battery Leasing Ease Sticker Shock On Costly Electric Cars?

There's no getting around it: Hybrids cost more than gasoline models, and plug-in electric cars cost a lot more than gas vehicles. Each type of green car cuts operating... read more May 18, 2012 by  12


 
Better Place Battery Swapping

Better Place Battery Swapping: The Technology Behind The Idea

Last week, we shared with you our first-hand experience of driving an electric car through a Better Place battery swap station in Israel. Publicly, especially outside of... read more May 15, 2012 by  5


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Better Place Electric-Car Battery Swapping: Live Report

Electric-car infrastructure firm Better Place has spent the past few years creating some serious waves in the electric car world with grandiose claims that it can make... read more May 11, 2012 by  27


 
Better Place Battery Switching Test, Yokohama Japan

Fast Charging Vs Battery Switching: Better Place Customer Compares

By far the most reasonable use for electric cars charged at home is for a regular commute. If the return journey is less than the range of the car, electric cars make... read more May 8, 2012 by  13


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

Electric-Car Battery Swapping: What Do You Want To Ask Better Place?

If you’ve followed electric cars for a while, you’ll probably be familiar with the concept of swapping out a depleted battery pack with a freshly-charged one in... read more May 2, 2012 by  17


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

Does Better Place Have A Monopoly On Electric Cars In Israel?

The electric vehicle world is watching the rollout of Better Place's electric-car network in Israel with interest, but some have asked whether Better Place has an effective... read more April 24, 2012 by  22


 
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