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

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announced the receipt of a new, follow-on order from RAPAC for PowerPhase HD 950T electric drive systems to be installed in Humvee military vehicles in Israel. UQM Technologies Inc.

Israeli firm StoreDot claims battery with 5-minute charging time

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lithium-ion battery pack Israel research plug-in carsIt's one of the Holy Grails for battery researchers and electric-car advocates alike: a battery that could recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to stop for gasoline.

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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. Project Better Place announced on Wednesday it is shutting down operations in the U.S.

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. Project Better Place announced on Wednesday it is shutting down operations in the U.S.

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

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At the Fuel Choices Summit in Israel this week, FCA presented the Fiat 500 M15—a retail-ready version of the Fiat 500 that runs on a blend of 85% gasoline and 15% methanol; is compliant with the Euro 6 New European Driving Cycle (NEDC); delivers a 2% CO 2 reduction compared with the same Euro 6 version of the vehicle running on gasoline; and maintains the same vehicle performance. The product will be marketed in Israel by MCA—the official Israeli importer of FCA Group.

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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. Better Place says its service and its cars compete with gasoline cars; against those, clearly it has no monopoly

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BYD wins first major ebus contract in Israel

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BYD has secured its first major pure electric bus order in Israel. A fleet of 17 single-deck 12m buses will service the northern port city of Haifa, Israel’s third-largest city. The buses will be operated by Egged, Israel’s largest bus operator with almost 3,000 buses. The success follows trials of a BYD single-decker which has been operating in Tel Aviv, Israel’s second largest city, since 2013.

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. Buyers will be given a choice of a service packages ranging from 20,000 km (12,400 miles) to 30,000 km (18,600 miles) usage per year.

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. With a booming tech sector in Israel, the DRIVE center is focused on supporting startups and entrepreneurs of all stages, with a startup accelerator, advanced prototyping labs, meeting rooms and shared workspace that encourage networking and collaboration. Israel is home to more than 5,000 startups and 750 venture-capital-backed companies.

Israel, Jordan Moving Ahead With "Electric Peace Car"

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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. Published three weeks ago in the May

ETV enjoys range-extended Prius success

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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 ].

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.

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." Shai Agassi, an Israeli entrepreneur whose Project Better Place is looking at infrastructure and battery schemes to facilitate electric cars, could be involved in a partnership, according to Renault spokeswoman Rochelle Chimenes.

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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As part the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection’s (MoEP’s) action plan to reduce pollution in Haifa Bay in Israel, Israel Police are actively enforcing exclusion rules that bar heavy vehicles in downtown Haifa Bay at certain times of the day.

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. The strategic use of our deepwater technical expertise in Israel is one facet of ATP’s global diversification plan. 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.

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. Appraisal wells are currently being drilled in Leviathan, with initial production to supply Israel’s domestic market targeted for 2016.

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. Publicly, especially outside of Israel, Better Place’s concept of switching out depleted electric car battery packs for fully charged ones at its proprietary automated switch stations is what the firm is

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. His post on the topic

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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. The service packages will include installation and maintenance of a home recharging system and access to Better [.].

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." Today is the first business day of

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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Once seen as the leader of an exciting new concept that enjoyed a roll-out in countries such as Israel and Denmark, the company has now filed for liquidati[.].

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. These companies are the owners and producers involved in the discovery of significant natural gas resources in the Tamar and Dalit fields offshore Israel.

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. These companies are the owners and producers involved in the discovery of significant natural gas resources in the Tamar and Dalit fields offshore Israel.

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. Noble Energy, Inc.

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. Noble Energy operates Leviathan, offshore Israel, with a 39.66% working interest. Production of so large a quantity of gas relative to Israel will trigger major political changes.

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.

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. To do so we are now focusing on realizing the full potential of what we have built, and that means concentrating our resources and energy in the near term, on Denmark and Israel, where we have customers on the road enjoying our switching and charging networks.

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.