Country Comparison: Electric Car Incentives & Electric Car Market Share

Originally published on EV Obsession. Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t

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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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Better Place Withdraws from Australia and the United States

Better Place, an organization that invented, installs, and operates electric car battery swapping stations in only 4 minutes has decided to shut down its facilities in Australia and America so that it can focus on its operations in Israel and Denmark. This does not bode well for the innovative EV infrastructure company.

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Better Place Replaces CEO Shai Agassi

Tell me if you saw this one coming; after getting off to a slower-than-expected start, shareholders in Project Better Place have outed Shai Agassi as CEO of the electric car infrastructure company. While Agassi remains a major shareholder, his replacement does not bode well for the company’s future prospects.

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Romney Advisor Dan Senor Pushing For EVs

I think it is fair to say that Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney is not feeling the love for electric cars (even though he once did). The Romney/Ryan Energy Dependence Plan calls for more drilling, fewer regulations, and eliminating green energy subsidies, but not oil subsidies.

Yet there is one man on Romney’s advisory board pushing for electric vehicles. Can he help sway the candidate’s views on electric vehicles?

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