Better Place's fall due to business model that never made sense from the get go - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • EV Industry Veteran
    • 13.11.13 | 03:46 (IST)

    In an age where battery charging ranges are approaching 150 km and projected to reach 400-500 km in a few years, who is going to need Better Place's cumbersome and expensive battery swapping scheme? And if already destined to become obsolete, who would want to fund the company's elaborate infrastructure to begin with? In short, Better Place was always a stock promotion instead of a real business that made sense. Israeli and other investors fell for Agassi's hype and lost hundreds of millions of dollars. Paradoxically, the company's failure heralds good news for the EV (Electric Vehicle) Industry as a whole. This is because, while Better Place falsely represented itself as an EV technology leader, its unworkable scheme kept giving the whole EV Industry a bad name!

    from the article: Breaking silence, top Better Place investor slams 'incompetent' Israeli government
    First published 18:53 12.11.13 | Last updated 18:53 12.11.13
Haaretz Headlines
The Daobasa family: the father Sa'ad, the mother Reham and Ali Saad – who was killed.

Family of slain Palestinian infant clings to life

Settlers and Palestinians clash after day of violence leaves two Palestinians dead.

Damage to home in West Bank village of Doma after arson attack leaves toddler dead. July 31, 2015.

Deadly arson surprised few in Israeli security forces

The arson on Friday morning in which a Palestinian infant was burned to death was preceded by attempted attacks, which miraculously failed.

Peter Oppenheim
My dad, the reluctant war hero

My father escaped Nazi Germany as a young child and returned to Europe in a U.S. army uniform, anxious to reduce Hitler to rubble.

14:08 01.08.15 | 0 comments
Hadas Hilzenrat and Rachel Wind.

Canada's 'Jewish ghetto' isn't as bad as it sounds

Departures / Arrivals: Hadas still struggles with the heavy Quebec accent, but her kids know four languages.