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UQM receives new order for electric drive systems for Humvees in Israel

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UQM Technologies Inc. UQM and RAPAC Communication and Infrastructure, Ltd. We are pleased to see RAPAC’s forward progress on electric projects. Brief

Early Better Place Customer On Israel Electric-Car Experience

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With no local fanfare or announcements, electric car network provider Better Place has started delivering cars to its first paying customers in Israel. One the first customers is David Rose, who reserved his car in October 2011. His home charging spot was installed a month after he submitted his reservation, and he waited until last week to

Better Place Obit Asks: Has Tesla Done What Israel Couldn't?

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This is a tale of two electric-car companies. One, Better Place, declared bankruptcy back in May, and doesn''t appear to be getting back on its feet anytime soon. Last week, the supposed buyer of the Israeli electric-car service was in bankruptcy court after failing to make scheduled payments. Our writer Brian of London has written extensively

Better Place halts US and Australian operations, focusing on Denmark and Israel

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and Australia in a move that's meant to focus the company's efforts on existing operations in Denmark and Israel. These

What's The Real Cost of a Better Place Electric Car in Israel?

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Since buying my Better Place Renault Fluence ZE in Israel, I'm frequently asked about the price. I bought the car because I liked the way it drove and thought it would save me money. I had been looking for a new car, but had no intention of buying a green model as such.

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Better Place Electric Renault Fluence ZE In Israel: 1st Week

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It's been just over a week since I picked up my all-electric Renault Fluence ZE--one of 110 Better Place customers to do so during May, according to the company. I've now put on 430 all-electric miles in nine days of driving. I've charged the car predominantly at home, with a couple of extra top-ups at a local shopping mall and one battery switch

Does Better Place Have A Monopoly On Electric Cars In Israel?

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The electric vehicle world is watching the rollout of Better Place's electric-car network in Israel with interest, but some have asked whether Better Place has an effective monopoly on electric cars granted by the Israeli Government.

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Honda R&D partners with new smart mobility innovation center DRIVE in Israel

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is partnering with DRIVE, a new smart mobility innovation center that today in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel is home to more than 5,000 startups and 750 venture-capital-backed companies. Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL) of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Brief

Better Place launches Toyko battery swap station

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Hydrogen fuel to fight back in green car race?

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Better Place introduces Renault Fluence ZE EV and pricing for Israel

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Better Place unveiled its first EV it will sell in the Israel market, the Renault Fluence ZE. JPost. Basic price of the vehicle will be NIS 122,900 (US$34,865) excluding the necessary service package. Fluence ZE will go on sale from mid-July. The cost of each extra kilometer over the monthly limit will vary between NIS 0.85 Brief

FCA presents Fiat 500 M15 (methanol); to be sold in Israel

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The product will be marketed in Israel by MCA—the official Israeli importer of FCA Group. Earlier this year, Israel’s Ministry of Transport issued an M15 standard , making Israel the first country in the world to issue a national standard for methanol flex fuel vehicles that also comply with the EU’s Euro 6 regulation.

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

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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 experiment.

Israel, Jordan Moving Ahead With "Electric Peace Car"

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ETV enjoys range-extended Prius success

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Israel MoEP enforcing vehicle exclusion rules in Haifa Bay Low Emission Zone; $2.8M to retrofit 700 diesel trucks with DPFs

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However, since Israel Police began actively enforcing rules, that number has fallen to 200 vehicles, a 60% decrease. Air pollution, Haifa.

Jordan Wants To Boost Electric-Car Adoption; Solar Charging To Come

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Located between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Jordan isn''t generally thought of in connection with electric cars, but its government hopes to change that with a combination of incentives and infrastructure buildup. Jordan may soon join the list of countries that heavily promote electric cars.

BP Israel awaits first 13 Fluences

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Better Place has just received authorization from the Minister of Transport to import 13 Renault Fluence electric cars. The cars are expected to arrive in the next few weeks. Source: TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk ].

Renault to Build Electric Cars in Israel?

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Associated Press is reporting out of Paris (via Forbes.com) that Renault is "studying a possible plan to build a manufacturing plant for electric cars in Israel, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday."

Possible Savior For Better Place Electric-Car Network Emerges In Israel

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Battery-swapping Israeli-based electric car network Better Place might have found a buyer, following its bankruptcy filings last week. Solar entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz hinted on his Facebook profile that his company had offered to assume Better Place''s assets from the liquidator. He wrote on Sunday, "Non-update update: cannot confirm or deny

ATP making strategic expansion into deepwater Israel

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ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, an international offshore oil and gas development and production company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, is expanding its deepwater operating and infrastructure expertise to offshore Israel. announced a significant natural gas discovery at the Leviathan exploration prospect offshore Israel.

Israel, Fiat Chrysler, Iveco and Magneti Marelli to partner on automotive natural gas technologies

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Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), through the Israel Fuel Choices Initiative (IFCI), signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Iveco (a Brand of CNH Industrial) and Magneti Marelli (FCA Group) for co-operation in the development of natural-gas-based automotive technologies.

Israel Aerospace Industries and Cella Energy receive grant for UAV fuel cell project

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Cella Energy have been awarded industrial research and development funding by Space Florida, the State of Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, and MATIMOP, Israel’s Industrial Center for Research and Development. When heated above 100°C, hydrogen is released within minutes.

Should we follow the Better Place model for electric cars? The Green Piece

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A new age is about to begin in Israel where the country is gearing up to deploy a fleet of electric cars later this year that could break its dependence on oil before the end of the decade. Renault The Green Piece Better Place israelTuesday 15 February 2011. The Green Piece Column. At the heart of this venture is the Better [.].

Israel begins natural gas production from deepwater Tamar field in Eastern Mediterranean

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On Saturday, Israel’s Ministry of Energy & Water Resources reported that commercial natural gas production had begun from the deepwater Tamar field (c.

Better Place Battery Swapping: The Technology Behind The Idea

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Last week, we shared with you our first-hand experience of driving an electric car through a Better Place battery swap station in Israel.

Shai Agassi Weighs In On The Lessons Of Tesla & Electric Cars

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Shai Agassi, founder of the now-defunct Better Place electric-car service in Israel, hasn''t been in the public eye much of late. But on the business network LinkedIn this morning, he emerged to weigh in on the lessons of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and what the auto industry at large could learn from the electric-car startup.

Better Place Electric-Car Service Files For Bankruptcy

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Better Place, the electric-car service that pioneered battery swapping for passenger cars, filed for bankruptcy yesterday in Israel. A statement on the Better Place website said it had applied to a court for an orderly dissolution of the company to protect "the rights of its employees, customers and creditors."

Better Place introduces Renault Fluence in Israel

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The first electric vehicle as part of the Better Place project has been introduced in Israel. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Renault Better Place israel Renault Fluence Renault Fluence ZEThe Renault Fluence ZE will be available for US$34,865 with buyers given a choice of service packages ranging from 12,400miles to 18,600miles.

How's Better Place Doing In Israel These Days?

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But despite little attention, it has managed to boost the sales rate in Israel for its cars, along with subscriptions to its battery-switching service. The Better Place electric-car system has not had a good run of news lately. Deliveries for all of 2012 were 518 cars. Roughly the first 100 were cars for internal use by Better Place itself

Better Place files for liquidation

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If you''ve been following the green car industry over the last five years, then you will know all about Better Place, the battery swap innovator.

Levant LNG signs agreement with Gazprom subsidiary on negotiation of sales of LNG produced offshore Israel

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executed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Gazprom Marketing and Trading Switzerland AG (GM&T CH), a subsidiary of Russian gas major Gazprom, in which the parties agreed to negotiate in good faith a binding agreement for the sale of the LNG to be produced at the Floating LNG (FLNG) facility offshore Israel. Earlier post.). Pangea LNG B.V.

Levant LNG signs agreement with Gazprom subsidiary on negotiation of sales of LNG produced offshore Israel

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executed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Gazprom Marketing and Trading Switzerland AG (GM&T CH), a subsidiary of Russian gas major Gazprom, in which the parties agreed to negotiate in good faith a binding agreement for the sale of the LNG to be produced at the Floating LNG (FLNG) facility offshore Israel. Earlier post.). Pangea LNG B.V.

Noble Energy announces new exploration discoveries offshore Israel and in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

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announced discoveries at the Tamar Southwest (SW) exploration well offshore Israel and at the Dantzler exploration well in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Tamar SW well offshore Israel, testing a new exploration prospect, encountered approximately 355 feet of net natural gas pay within the targeted Miocene intervals. with 20 percent.

Better Place: First Battery Swap Station, Profit In 2 Years?

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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 opening, CEO Shai Agassi said the company would be profitable within two years of starting to provide mobility services to its customers in Israel and Denmark.

Noble Energy announces significant natural gas discovery at Leviathan offshore Israel

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announced a significant natural gas discovery at the Leviathan exploration prospect offshore Israel. Source: Noble Energy. Click to enlarge.

Better Place winding down ops in North America and Australia, to focus on Denmark and Israel

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Better Place, the startup provider of electric car networks using a battery switch model, has decided to focus its efforts on Denmark and Israel, where the complete infrastructure is in place and commercial operations are underway. Better Place hopes to retain the option to resume roll-out in these markets when circumstances permit. Brief

Government, Renault and Agassi: Making Israel a Better Place for Electric Cars

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Shai Agassi's ambitious Project Better Place takes a step forward today in Israel. The government will announce its support for the venture which has been developing between Agassi and Renault to bring electric cars to the virtual island that is Israel. As I have commented before, there is no better proving grounds for EVs than Israel.

Better Place Israel Partners With Jerusalem For EV Charging Infrastructure

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Better Place Israel signed an agreement with Israel's capital city of Jerusalem on Thursday, to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the municipality. The initiative will test charging stations and battery swapping facilities over the next 18 months.

Israel Cellulosic Ethanol Startup Closes $5.5M First Round from Khosla and Burrill

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Israel startup HCL CleanTech Ltd. HCL will use proceeds to pursue R&D in Israel and build a pilot plant in the US to be completed in 2010.