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How Battery Technology Killed Better Place

With EV battery swapping company Better Place filing for bankruptcy over the weekend, don’t expect to see other startups pursing battery swapping infrastructure, says Dallas Kachan, managing partner of cleantech research firm Kachan & Co. “When Better Place was founded, the jury was still somewhat out regarding battery swapping and … Read more »

Better Place Winds Down US Operations

In what appears to be the latest of Better Place’s mounting difficulties, the EV battery swapping company says it is winding down North American and Australian operations and will focus its efforts in Denmark and Israel. Better Place says commercial operations are already fully underway in the company’s “two core … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Better Place, Proterra, Herakles Farms

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Better Place: The EV battery swapping company’s CEO Evan Thornley, who took over in October 2012 after the departure of founder Shai Agassi, has left the company. Idan Ofer will assume the role of executive chairman and manage external … Read more »

Environmental & Energy Executive Moves: Better Place, Distributed Wind, Redwood Systems, Suntech

Here’s the latest news on hirings, firings and promotions among environmental and energy management leaders. Better Place: The Israeli electric vehicle battery swapping company’s founder Shai Agassi (pictured) left the board of directors one week after stepping down as CEO. Agassi remains a major shareholder, Better Place said. Evan Thornley, … Read more »