Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles
Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven
APRIL 16, 2009
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Project Better Place have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a mass-market for electric vehicles in Israel which is an excellent target market: it has a sales tax exceeding 60% for gasoline vehicles, gasoline costs over $6 per gallon, most driving fits the range of electric vehicles, and the government strongly supports energy independence. Shai Agassi predicts that Israel will have over 100,000 electric vehicles in use by 2010.