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Better Place electric car outfit goes titsup

Better Place, the battery-powered car company founded by spurned SAP CEO aspirant Shai Agassi, has filed to wind itself up. Agassi was SAP's CEO-in-waiting until the company's board extended the contract of incumbent Henning Kagermann. Agassi quit and started Better Place, saying the combination of clever software and a …
Simon Sharwood, 27 May 2013
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Electric cars stall in USA, Australia

Better Place, the electric car outfit founded by spurned SAP CEO aspirant Shai Agassi, has walked away from projects in the USA and Australia, to “focus on delivering on its strategy in Denmark and Israel, where the complete infrastructure is in place and commercial operations are fully underway,” Better Place's electric car …

Multi-million investment hints at UK battery swap shops

Leccy Tech A UK rollout of Better Place’s battery swapping system now looks all the more certain. The firm has just secured a $350m (£216m) investment from some of the world’s largest banks. The money - $125m (£77m) of which was provided by HSBC – will be used to help Better Place “expand its geographic footprint” by expanding into …
James Sherwood, 25 Jan 2010
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Better Place talks up DONG-powered e-car scheme

Leccy Tech Denmark is one of the first countries to fully embrace the e-car vision of Shai Agassi's Better Place, so it wasn't much of a surprise to see the leccy car infrastructure company show up at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this week. Pride of place on the Better Place stand went to a group of advanced …
Alun Taylor, 18 Dec 2009

Renault unveils e-car foursome

Leccy Tech Renault has announced four e-cars at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show. Renault_FMS Renault's Fluence (far left), Twizy (left), Kangoo (right) and Zoe The line-up includes the Twizy Z.E. city runabout and the slightly more practical Zoe Z.E. small hatchback, both of which Renault described as “close to production concepts …
Alun Taylor, 16 Sep 2009

Japan gets battery swapping electric taxis

You'll soon have a one-in-15,000 chance of hailing an all-electric taxi when in Tokyo. The electric-vehicle entrepreneurs at Better Place have announced a partnership with Tokyo's largest taxi fleet, Nihon Kotsu, to conduct a pilot project that will supply "up to four" prototype electric cabs to a city that currently houses 60 …
Rik Myslewski, 27 Aug 2009

E-car supplier demos battery swap-shop

Leccy Tech Better Place has demonstrated a prototype battery swapping machine for leccy cars, able to exchange the flat battery of a modified Nissan with a fully charged one in just over 60 seconds. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Better Place’s CEO, Shai Agassi, claimed its robo-swapper has even managed to …
Alun Taylor, 14 May 2009
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Tesla unwraps Model S

'Leccy Tech After months of speculation, Telsa has finally pulled the dust sheets of its eagerly anticipated four-door hatchback, the Model S. While precise mechanical details where thin on the ground, Telsa did say that the Model S will be capable of an electronically limited top speed on 130mph, a 0-60 time of “well below” five seconds …
Alun Taylor, 27 Mar 2009

Hawaii says 'aloha' to Phoenix electric SUVs, pick-ups

'Leccy Tech The US state of Hawaii has announced not one but two electric vehicle deals, all in the space of a week. The first is with Better Place, which has now added the volcanic paradise to a list of places in which it will be installing its charge post and battery-swap station infrastructure, a list that includes Israel, Denmark, …
Alun Taylor, 11 Dec 2008

Better Place deploys re-charging posts

'Leccy Tech Better Place has shown off its first electric car re-charging points in Israel. Better Place Charging Post Better Place's Charging Post and EV: members only Similar, if not identical, charging posts will soon be popping up in Denmark, Australia, California, Hawaii and any other place where Better Place strikes a deal to …
Alun Taylor, 9 Dec 2008
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Agassi drives 'lectric car empire across Pacific

After conquering San Francisco, Shai Agassi has bounded across the Pacific, expanding his electric car empire onto the islands of Hawaii. Yesterday, the Better Place CEO joined Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle in claiming that the company's mobile-phone inspired 'leccy-vehicle network would be up and running in the fiftieth state …
Cade Metz, 3 Dec 2008

San Francisco enters Agassi's electric car dream

The San Francisco Bay Area has embraced Shai Agassi's Better Place vision, announcing a "sweeping plan" to drive public and private investments in electric cars and the infrastructure needed to run them. Today, at a press conference inside San Francisco City Hall, Mayor Gavin Newsom joined the mayors of nearby Oakland and San …
Cade Metz, 21 Nov 2008

Nissan: buy our electric cars... rent our batteries

'Leccy Tech In the future, we will still be buying our own cars but we'll be leasing the batteries. At least that's the vision of Nissan's Executive VP for Product Planning, Carlos Tavares. Presumably the battery packs will be leased from Nissan, though as Renault-Nissan is the car maker most closely connected to Shai Agassi's Better …
Alun Taylor, 17 Nov 2008

Volt is 'go' for Oz as charging-point deal unveiled

'Leccy Tech Following on from its antipodean appearance at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the Chevy Holden Volt is coming to Oz. And Australian power company AGL is going to put in charging infrastructure. We're a little saddened that the Outback may soon cease to reverberate to the bellow of V8-engined Holden …
Alun Taylor, 27 Oct 2008

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