28 May '13, 4pm

Electric car battery swapping startup Better Place files for bankruptcy

Electric car battery swapping startup Better Place files for bankruptcy

aimed very high, trying to make real the vision of a world where depleted electric car batteries could be swapped rapidly for fully charged ones. The task apparently proved too difficult for the startup: After burning through about $850 million of private investor money, it couldn't raise money anymore and had to file for bankruptcy. This follows the departure last fall of ex-CEO and company founder Shai Agassi, the man who was most closely associated with battery swapping.“This is a very sad day, on which our efforts to realize a universal vision to cut energy dependence on pollutants failed,” the Better Place board of directors said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the path toward realizing that vision proved difficult and we encountered many obstacles… [with the] technical aspect we were successful, elsewhere we were not, despite the investment of tremendous effort and r...

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