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Would Battery Leasing Ease Sticker Shock On Costly Electric Cars?

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 costs, either by raising gas mileage substantially or replacing gas costs with grid electricity that generally cuts the... read more

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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

Better Place user David Rose w/keys to Renault Fluence ZE electric car in Israel [photo: David Rose]

Early Better Place Customer On Israel Electric-Car Experience

With no local fanfare or announcements, electric car network provider Better Place has started delivering cars to its first paying customers in Israel. One the first... read more April 12, 2012 by  21


Will Hawaii Become Paradise For Plug-In Electric Cars Too?

Hawaii is a beautiful state with warm tropical weather, but it's also an expensive place to drive despite the limited travel distances on each of its islands. Fuels have to... read more March 15, 2012 by  6

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Video Shares Better Place Electric Car Battery Swap Experience

Less than a month ago, electric car infrastructure firm and battery swap specialist Better Place started deliveries of all-electric Renault Fluence Z.E. cars to customers in... read more February 17, 2012 by  25

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Better Place Delivers Electric Cars, Battery Swaps Become Real

Electric car battery swapping stations became reality yesterday as Better Place started delivering all-electric Renault Fluence Z.E. cars to customers in Israel. Unlike... read more January 24, 2012 by  19

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Better Place Electric Car Infrastructure Company Gets $200 Million Additional Funding

Better Place, charging infrastructure, battery leasing and global pioneer of rapid battery swap stations for electric cars, has just announced it has secured $200 Million of... read more November 14, 2011 by  3

2012 Renault Fluence Z.E.

2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. Comprehensive Drive Report

You might not know it, but the 2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. electric car is technically the world’s most in-demand electric car. With a massive 100,000 cars ordered by... read more November 11, 2011 by  3

Electric Car Battery Swapping- Chinese Style

Say Hello To Electric Car Battery Swaps, Chinese Style

We all know that one of the biggest challenges facing electric cars is the fact that recharging a battery pack is orders of magnitude slower than filling a gasoline... read more August 2, 2011 by  3

Better Place Israel CEO Moshe Kaplinsky displays the first electric parking lot in Israel.

Bureaucrats Banish Better Place Because Charging Stations Aren’t Green

Did you hear about the Danish town where everything has to be Green? No, neither did we - until just now. Enter Frederiksberg Town Council, which has vetoed the installation... read more July 18, 2011 by  4

Better Place battery-swap demonstration

Better Place Shows Off Europe's First Battery Switch Station

Better Place has moved a bit further down the road in its quest to corner the electric vehicle market. In Denmark, the company has just unveiled Europe's first Battery Switch... read more June 29, 2011 by  16

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Better Place Battery Swap Stations Head to China

What’s the best way to ensure that your electric vehicle technology gets adopted by as many consumers as possible? Take it to China, of course. That’s exactly... read more May 2, 2011 by  16

Better Place battery-swap demonstration

Better Place: First Battery Swap Station, Profit In 2 Years?

Better Place, the ambitious program that's launching its electric-car service in Israel, opened its first battery-swap station there on Wednesday. At an event marking the... read more March 25, 2011 by  10

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Renault: Electric Car Battery Swapping Too Costly For Now

If you listen to the enthusiastic founder and CEO of Better Place Shai Agassi, the ability to swap depleted electric car battery packs for fully charged ones at a dedicated... read more March 22, 2011 by  5

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Leasing And Swapping Electric-Car Batteries: Will It Happen?

New-car buyers are already faced with a barrage of service contract offers, including extra-cost extended maintenance guarantees. In the future, proposes Charles... read more January 24, 2011 by  15


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