Better Place has been given the OK by the government to be the sole supplier of electric cars linked to the refueling stations it builds. It is in effect a government endorsed monopoly to a private company. The Isreal electric Corporation and the government (tax payers) will now have to come up with the money to construct electric supply infrastructure for Betters Place's profit orientated business plans. Better to spend the money on less polluting public transport and biking infrastructure.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: Can Israel be a better place, at least in the energy sector?