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  1. Better Place liquidating

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    "But after six years and burning through $850 million, the company is filing for liquidation in an Israeli court. The concept never gained momentum, with fewer than 1,500 electric cars operating in Israel and Denmark today."...
  2. Better Place founder and CEO replaced

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Effective immediately, Shai Agassi has been replaced as CEO at electric vehicle infrastructure company Better Place. Better Place has raised more than $1 billion in venture capital and private equity to roll out its system in Israel and Denmark. The company is not profitable. One report cited...
  3. Now launched: Better Place promises better solutions

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Better Place is now open for business in Israel, with four battery switching stations operating, and 40 to be by year’s end. The experiment in electric mobility offers five-minute battery swaps thus renewal of 100-mile range as quickly as a gasoline stop, making travel feasible from the...
  4. Better Place Renault Fluence Z.E. battery swap video

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Last week a blogger from Israel posted a video of the recently released 2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. electric car having its battery pack exchanged by a Better Place swap station now undergoing tests prior to the facilities’ June launch. As most of you at GM-Volt know, Better Place Founder and...
  5. Europe launches Green eMotion Initiative to prepare the way for electric vehicles

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Showing just how serious it is about electric vehicle roll out, last Thursday the European Union began a four-year, cross-Europe collaboration to study, demonstrate and promote electromobility. To be conducted by the European Commission, the executive body for the European Union, the Green...