PHOTO CAPTION: Dong Energy CEO Anders Eldrup (left) with Project Better Place founder Shai Agassi.

Better Place, Dong Energy Plan Danish Electric Car Network

Better Place has procured 135 million dollars in private funding for the Denmark project.

Published: 29-Jan-2009

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — California-based Better Place and Denmark utility operator DONG Energy said Tuesday they will build a charging network so the nation's motorists can switch to electric cars.

Dong and the Palo Alto-based startup said they have signed a deal aimed at cutting the amount of Earth-warming carbon gas emissions by giving Danes access to environmentally-friendly electric vehicles "at attractive prices."

Better Place is to make available battery-powered electric vehicles offering "at least the same road-holding qualities as fuel-based cars" by the year 2011.


ZAP is hoping to keep the MSRP at $30,000 for the Alias three-wheeler pictured here.

Hero Motors Ultra Maxi uses a 250 watt motor to avoid falling into category that would require license fees, road taxes and registration.

The scooters currently come in two models, 1000 and 1500 watts, and retail for NZ$2200 and NZ$2400 including GST. Photo courtesy of Scoop.


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