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Electric Car Network Launched in Israel

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Cutting the ribbon on electric cars made possible by Better Place, a company back by Israel Clean Tech Ventures. Photo: Better Place.

New Zealand Herald – Israeli entrepreneur Shai Agassi has begun rolling out the world’s first nationwide electric car network. Now, will the drivers come?

After more than US$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 stations where the cars can get a new dose of juice when their batteries run out are operating, and the plan is to ramp that number up within months.

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