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The Epic Failure Of Better Place, As Covered By Fast Company

The Epic Failure Of Better Place, As Covered By Fast Company

The remarkable scope, overwhelming ambition, and epic failure of the Better Place electric-car service in Israel is worthy of a book, or several. But until one appears, Fast Company magazine has produced the most comprehensive article yet on the founding--and foundering--of the great Better Place... read more

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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


 
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 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


 
Renault Fluence ZE production electric sedan

Is There a Business Case for Electric-Car Battery Lease or Swap?

As 2010 draws to a close, we now have shipments of the 2011 Nissan LEAF and the 2011 Chevy Volt to customers around the United States. With the advent of these vehicles, is... read more December 22, 2010 by  31


 
Nissan electric taxi leaving Better Place battery switching station, Tokyo, April 2010

Better Place Launches Battery-Swap Test In Four Tokyo Taxis

This past Monday, the electric-vehicle infrastructure provider Better Place held a press conference in Tokyo at the site of its first completed battery-swap station to be put... read more April 29, 2010 by  2


 
Renault EV Concepts

Report: Launching Renault EVs With Better Place in Denmark

Living in Denmark, I was recently able to sign up for a Renault Fluence Electric Vehicle, and was subsequently assigned # 25 on the waiting list. I also arranged an interview... read more April 28, 2010 by  3


 
Renault Fluence EZ concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

Driving Electric To Cost No More Than Using Gas, Says Better Place

Driving a mile on electricity always costs less than using gasoline for the same mile. Now Better Place, the consortium wiring Israel with electric-car recharging stations... read more September 28, 2009 by  1


 
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