27 May '13, 6pm

Lessons from the Demise of Better Place

Lessons from the Demise of Better Place

The Renault Fluence Z.E. was the only car available to Better Place customers, as seen in Better Place's retail location in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo: Brad Berman) Over the weekend, Israeli electric car infrastructure company Better Place filed for liquidation. In its short life, the company fiercely argued that five-minute battery swaps were critical to the future of electric cars—as an alternative to the charging of vehicles with fixed batteries. Better Place had been beset by poor sales and high financial losses. With Better Place now searching for a way to keep the existing 1,000 Israeli and 200-plus Danish electric car customers on the road, what lessons can we learn from Better Place’s crash-and-burn existence? 1 The Car Comes First Academics, industry analysts and electric car advocates have for years argued at length over what needs to come first for the EV marke...

Full article: http://www.plugincars.com/lessons-battery-swap-firm-bette...

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Better Place Turns Out to Be Not Better Enough

Better Place Turns Out to Be Not Better Enough

spectrum.ieee.org 28 May '13, 6pm

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greentechmedia.com 27 May '13, 4pm

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 28 May '13, 4am

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businessgreen.com 28 May '13, 10am

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betterplace.com 26 May '13, 9am

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plugincars.com 30 May '13, 1am

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treehugger.com 28 May '13, 4pm

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thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 28 May '13, 11am

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Kidzania: Preparing Kids for a Better World

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triplepundit.com 27 May '13, 9am

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greencarreports.com 26 May '13, 3pm

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green.autoblog.com 26 May '13, 5pm

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greencarcongress.com 26 May '13, 2pm

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