Shai Agassi's Better Place electric cars take to the highway
The concept: to wean the world from oil and eliminate the biggest hurdles to environmentally friendly electric cars.
Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi has begun rolling out the world's first nationwide electric car network. After more than $400 million in outlays and months behind schedule, dozens of electric cars have hit the road in Israel, the test site Agassi chose for his Better Place venture. Four recharging stations are in operation, with plans to add dozens more within within months.