In 2008, Better Place partnered with Renault to build an electric car and create a system of battery swapping stations, but the concept never gained momentum.
Shai Agassi has a bold business plan to build an electric car charging network. It's an intriguing concept, but nobody knows whether it can make money.
The electric-car services company raises $200 million from GE and others to start an EV charging and battery-swapping network in Israel, Denmark, and Australia next year.
Meet the Summit at Sea conference, a wildly energetic melange of TED and Burning Man, where entrepreneurs from tech and other fields were encouraged to put their talent toward the greater good--and party hard in the process.
Saying we need a Moore's Law for green tech can be an aspirational goal but don't expect our energy system to change as fast as your computer processor.
Automotive News reports on why automakers are not buying into Better Place's business model.
Even as millions of electric vehicles are expected to hit the world's roads in the next 10 years, serious questions remain about the infrastructure--or the lack thereof--available to charge them.
Electric-car services company Better Place forges ahead with plan to install tens of thousands of charging stations and battery-switching locations in Israel by next year.
Start-up gets a giant round of funding to build its network of electric-car-charging and battery-swapping stations with Europe and Asia its preferred locations.
The venture is backed by a large Israeli holding company that has pledged $100 million.