Better Place Chairman Sees Electric Car Tipping Point in 2015

Idan Ofer tells Bloomberg that China will be Better Place's largest market.

Published: 30-Jan-2012

Better Place LLC, a U.S. startup developing charging stations for electric vehicles, predicts the “tipping point” for electric car use will come as soon as 2015, Chairman Idan Ofer said today.

“The fact is that because we are making it convenient for customers and the moment people realize there is no disadvantage to owning an electric car” they will buy the models, Ofer said in an interview with Bloomberg TV in Davos, Switzerland.

Better Place, based in Palo Alto, California, started putting its first cars on the road in Israel this week and expects to go public in the next two years, Chief Executive Officer Shai Agassi said on Jan. 24.


Renault Fluence ZE electric car with swappable batteries  to be part of service program.

Service contracts, which include Renault Fluence Z.E., will range from $280 to $560 a month depending on the miles driven.

Better Place charging station will automatically swap the car's battery.

About 10,000 people signed an “interested” list for Renault-built Fluence ZE electric cars in Israel.

Renault Fluence Z.E. electric car.

Renault Fluence Z.E. will sell in Israel for equivalent of just under $35,000US with service plans starting at $309US.


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