Better Place pulls US and Australian activities

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That means the firm will be left to focus on its activities in its home country of Israel and Denmark, as the company tries to gain control its finances. Electric cars Better Place electric car recharging

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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Hawaii opts for EVs and renewable energy

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SAN FRANCISCO — The State of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Electric Company on Tuesday endorsed an effort to build an alternative transportation system based on electric vehicles with swappable batteries and an “intelligent” battery recharging network. The plan, the brainchild of the former Silicon Valley software executive Shai Agassi , is an effort to overcome the major hurdles to electric cars — slow battery recharging and limited availability.

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BP invests in ultra-fast charging battery company StoreDot

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BP Ventures has invested $20 million in Israel-based ultra-fast charging battery developer StoreDot. Current Li-ion batteries contain inorganic compounds in the battery’s cathode, typically comprising metal oxides or polyanions which are continuously recharged by the insertion of lithium ions. Earlier post.) StoreDot has developed a lithium ion-based battery technology which enables ultra-fast charging for the mobile and industrial markets.

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Chinese automakers bring hybrids and plug-ins to Detroit, Geneva auto shows

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—a partnership between Chery Automobile, China’s largest independent car manufacturer, and Israel Corporation—is bringing its Cross Hybrid Concept to the Geneva Motor Show in March. The E-JET concept range extended electric vehicle from GAC. Click to enlarge.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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Please feel free to tell us what you believe to be the benefits of some of the various recharging modes mentioned above in the comments section below. I would prefer to recharge at home, and could do so. Automotive.coms auto loan locator can help you get a lower new car finance rate.

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Slow start for charge of the electric cars - Times Online

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The two companies have made a series of deals across the world supplying carsfor the electrification programmes of cities and whole countries – Denmark,Israel and Portugal among them. Witha 60-mile range, most felt the need to recharge after 30 miles or so. UN walkout as Ahmadinejad calls Israel racist Review: Star Trek, at the Empire, Leicester.

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