Israel plans to end internal combustion car sales by 2030

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Add Israel to the list of countries planning to ban sales of cars that run on gasoline and diesel fuel. The Jewish state, however, has put internal combustion engines on a shorter leash than most other countries that have announced such plans. By 2030, the Israeli Energy Ministry announced on Tuesday, cars and trucks that run on gasoline or diesel

Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors to commercialize mobility-as-a-service with self-driving EVs in Israel

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Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors plan to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving electric vehicles in Israel. New Mobility in Israel” will roll out in phases and grow quickly from several dozen to hundreds of self-driving electric vehicles.

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Low-Emission Zone now operational in downtown Haifa; Israel’s first; initially targeting heavy diesels

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Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) and Haifa Municipality have begun operating a low-emission zone (LEZ). Enforcement during this stage will be carried out by city inspectors and the Israel Police.

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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.

Tesla tax credits, BMW charger recall, and Israel to ban internal-combustion engines: Today's Car News

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Israel plans to stop the sale of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2030. Tesla tells buyers the final date to order a car before federal tax credits expire. BMW recalls charge cords for its electric cars. And we round up the best deals on green cars this month. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Monday is the final date to place an

DOE awarding $4.8M to 5 BIRD Energy projects with Israel; H2 storage, biofuel, sustainable transportation

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The Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MOE) and the Israel Innovation Authority, announced $4.8 Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel) and Power Authority of the State of New York (White Plains, New York) will develop high temperature storage based in combined heat and power (CHP). Rehovot, Israel) and AdvanceBio LLC (Milford, Ohio) will develop a process for production of ethanol from lignocellulosic feedstocks.

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.

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Israel, Jordan Moving Ahead With "Electric Peace Car"

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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.

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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 ].

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SEAT and Champion Motors create XPLORA to focus on connected cars and smart mobility in Israel

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the brand’s importer in Israel, have reached an agreement to create XPLORA, a transversal team of specialists focused on technological innovation projects aimed at the connected car and smart mobility services. These first steps will be used to analyse the feasibility of pilot testing on a larger scale in Israel and at European level. Moreover, the country has more than 100 accelerators and most of the business incubators are managed by the Israel Innovation Authority.

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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.

2016 74

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.

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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

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 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.

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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.

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One Way Better Place Wins In Israel: Actual Customer Service

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After five weeks driving a Better Place electric car in Israel, I'm gaining a deeper insight into the company's plans. The Better Place annual subscription model, including service and support, costs more than the U.S. practice of buying an electric car outright and charging it at home. How customers feel about this subscription payment rests on

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.

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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 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 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.

'Totaled' is the long, sad story of Better Place and its failure: book review

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It is just over five years since I bought my Better Place Renault 2012 Fluence ZE in Israel—and a little over five months since I returned it to Israel’s Renault importer for a cash settlement. failure Shai Agassi Israel Better Place plug-in cars battery switch Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Battery Swapping

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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.

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.

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. I was quickly satisfied that the car's daily range wasn't an issue and that

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 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.

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.

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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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

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.

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

Battery-swapping service launches in Israel

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Electric car infrastructure firm Better Place launched its first programme this week in Israel. The Californian-based firm which approaches the problem of recharging electric cars by using battery swap stations, launched its first wave of electric cars in the country as part of its partnership with Renault. The fleet of 100 Renault Fluence electric cars [.]. Electric cars Better Place Fluence Z.E Renault

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

Better Place Opens First EV Demonstration Center; Dor Alon to Deploy Battery Switch Stations in Israel

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Better Place announced the grand opening of the company’s first electric vehicle (EV) battery switch demonstration center in Israel. The company marked the occasion by announcing the signing of 92 corporate fleet owners to date as well as a partnership with Dor Alon, one of Israel’s leading gas station operators, for the deployment of battery switch stations at Dor Alon’s facilities.

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.

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Israel confirms 2012 electric car plans

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If you live in Israel you only have another year or so to wait. During a conversation with Globes yesterday, Israel Corporation CEO Gilad Nir commented that electric cars, in association with the Better Place venture, were on the fast track to Israel’s [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Better Place israel Just how quickly will electric cars be available on a large scale?

Green car incentives coming to Israel

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The eagerness to reward green car buyers for their purchases now looks likely to extend to Israel, where the finance ministry is planning new regulations on car purchasing according to Reuters. It’s a difficult time for car buyers in Israel, but with taxes on hybrids to be cut by 30 per cent, there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Better Place car buying incentives green car incentives 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. Charging stations will be located on major streets and other public

"When money flows from the ocean floor"

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In January 2007 it was reported from Davos that Shimon Peres was in talks to bring an electric car factory to Israel. If there's one country that ought to have long ago developed a domestic electric car industry it is Israel. Also, one could hope, the beginning of the transformation of Israel from a vulnerable fossil-fuel deficient and dependent nation into a 21st century renewable energy beacon. israel better place oil addiction Oil natural gas

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Noble Energy makes another natural gas find offshore Israel; total gross mean Levant gas resources now estimated at 38 Tcf

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announced a natural gas discovery at the Karish prospect offshore Israel. Noble Energy, Inc. The discovery well was drilled to a total depth of 15,783 feet (4,811 meters) and encountered 184 feet (56 meters) of net natural gas pay in high-quality lower Miocene sands. Discovered gross resources, combined with the de-risked resources in an adjacent fault block on the license, are estimated to range(1) between 1.6 and 2.0 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) with a gross mean of 1.8

UK-Israel team developing new catalyst to produce tougher PLA biodegradable plastics

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The project is one of ten joint British-Israeli research projects that tackle global challenges in energy and the environment that have been selected to receive funding through the Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership, BIRAX. Among the funders are the Pears Foundation, UJIA, Britain’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Israel.