Better Place was a venture-backed international company that developed and sold battery charging and battery switching services for electric cars.It was formally based in Palo Alto, California, but the bulk of its planning and operations were steered from Israel, where both its founder Shai Agassi and its chief investors resided.
May 26, 2013 · The electric car company Better Place, which had pledged to erect electric car charging stations throughout Israel, has filed for bankruptcy in an Israeli court.
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May 13, 2013 · The Better Place electric-car system has not had a good run of news lately. But despite little attention, it has managed to boost the sales rate in Israel for its cars, along with subscriptions to ...
Mar 01, 2011 · The Israel Electric Corporation will be limited to offering charging in public areas; private charging companies such as Better Place will have a monopoly over the private charging stations in malls, gas stations, parking lots and office buildings.
Apr 28, 2014 · The remarkable scope, overwhelming ambition, and epic failure of the Better Place electric-car service in Israel is worthy of a book, or several. But until one appears, Fast Company magazine has ...
Apr 07, 2014 · These runaway expenses meant that Better Place would have to quickly sell as many as 30,000 cars in Israel just to break even. But by November 2012, the company had sold just 500 cars there.