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Better Place closes $200M Series C financing; valuation now $2.25B

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Better Place, a developer and provider of electric car networks—including battery switch stations, batteries and public/personal charge spots ( earlier post )—worldwide, has secured $200 million through a Series C equity financing from a consortium of top-tier investors and partners, nearly doubling the company’s valuation to $2.25 billion (post money valuation on a fully diluted basis) since the last financing in January 2010.

2nd Better Place CEO out; company to be managed by Chairman of Board and CFO

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Globes in Israel reported that sources said that Thornley left over differences with Chairman Idan Ofer over Better Place’s future, especially over plans to reduce activity in global markets and focus on its core markets of Israel and Denmark. Thornley’s first job, the Globes report noted, was to develop a recovery plan for Better Place’s Israeli operations—a condition for further financing.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space. Driving range will no longer be an obstacle, because customers will be able to plug their cars into charging units in any of the 500,000 charging spots in Israel. Shai Agassi predicts that Israel will have over 100,000 electric vehicles in use by 2010.

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