12 Apr '12, 5pm

Early Better Place Customer On Israel Electric-Car Experience

It's all based on tax breaks; Better Place targets countries with huge taxes on gas ánd cars like Israel and Denmark and makes deals with the governments for lower taxes so they can compete. Clearly in Israel they tried to get a complete energy monopoly for EVs by getting home charging banned as well. That didn't quite succeed though. New regulations bar a supplier such as Better Place and Gnergy from requiring that their customers use only their own company's facilities. As a result the Israel Electric Corporation will greatly undercut the rates that Better Place is offering by charging the same rate for charging an electric car battery that consumers pay for their home electricity consumption.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1075300_early-better-...

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