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New Buyers Give Better Place One Last Chance

Some ambitious green dreams fail and just fade away (Solyndra for example). Others fail but get a second chance. Better Place is lucky…
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Building an EV Ecosystem: Why Tesla Will Likely Succeed Where Better Place Failed

It's not enough just to build a great electric car, Tesla has shown that in order to make the product truly useful, they…
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4 Lessons in Green Product Development from the Failure of Better Place

The failure of Better Place is a very sad event for anyone who believed in Agassi’s vision and in Better Place’s ability to…
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The Promise of the New Energy ROI (Resilience, Optionality, Intelligence)

Last month, BNEF introduced the concept of New Energy ROI: Resilience, Optionality and Intelligence. The idea is not to replace the traditional ROI…
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Renault’s Public ‘No Confidence’ Vote is a Blow to Better Place

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan apparently lost his confidence in Better Place and said that in the future, Renault will build only electric…
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An Inside Look at Wheelz

Wheelz’ innovative peer-to-peer (P2P) business model and their use of technology puts them right out at the cutting edge of the rapidly evolving…
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Why Better Place Fired Its Founder & CEO, Shai Agassi

How come Agassi, who was described on the 2009 TIME 100 list as “the closest we've seen to a Steve Jobs of clean…
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Are Big Companies More Innovative Than Startups?

Startups are normally seen as much more innovative than big companies - but Raz Godelnik investigates whether this is true for companies in…
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EV Company Better Place Announces Pricing for Denmark Launch

Better Place, the electric car company that has developed battery swapping technology for its vehicles, announced pricing on March 3rd for their entry…
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Battery Swapping Won’t Work for Ford, But it Doesn’t Matter…

According to this FastCompany article, Ford Motors is not too keen on the notion of designing its future electric vehicles to be compatible…

Angel Investors Come to the Rescue of Clean Tech Start-Ups

Who will fund the next wave of clean tech companies? A new report put out by Venture Capital Journal states that venture capital…

EV 20: Global Alliance for 1 Million Electric Cars

If it “takes a village to grow a child,” then it takes a network to incubate clean tech. A new international network of…
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Better Place Starts Electric Vehicle Battery Swap in Japan

News broke early this week that Better Place, the Silicon Valley car-charging infrastructure upstart, is launching the first tests of its battery-swapping scheme…

See You in Copenhagen: Better Place’s Shai Agassi on Role of Cleantech

If the Copenhagen climate conference has managed to do anything (even before it begins), it has managed to divide. It has facilitated the…

Ford, Partners, to Focus on the “E” in EVs

There are different estimates and projections regarding when, and if, electric vehicles (EVs) will transform our transportation infrastructure, but one thing seems certain:…