Inside The Fall Of Shai Agassi And Project Better Place

How would you run a whole country without oil? Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi wanted to find out, and the result was a company called A Better Place.

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Billion-Dollar Project Better Place Bought For $450,000

Just two years ago, Shai Agassi’s innovative battery-swapping electric automaker/infrastructure builder Project Better Place was valued at around $2 billion.

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Project Better Place Saved! 15 Charging Stations to Stay Online

Saved! Israeli businessman Yosef Abramowitz (owner of Arava Power, a solar energy provider in the region) seems set to buy Project Better Place’s Israeli assets and bring them under his Sunrise SL corporate umbrella.

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Suck and Fail: Project Better Place to be Liquidated

Project Better Place partnered with Nissan and Renault to create a battery-swap system that would be very familiar to anyone who buys a lot of cordless power tools, but the once-promising company looks like it’s headed the way of the Dodo, if reports are to be believed.

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Is Tesla Planning A Battery Swap Model?

Even the most doubtful haters will soon have to admit that Tesla Motors has done the unthinkable; build a better electric car. While CEO Elon Musk has already hinted at what the future holds for his electric automaker, a recent filing with the SEC revealed a twist to Tesla’s plans; battery swapping.

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