The Truth About Cars » Better Placae http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:45:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Better Placae http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Better Place Pau Hana In Hawaii http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/better-place-pau-hana-in-hawaii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/better-place-pau-hana-in-hawaii/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:36:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480931

Pau hana means quitting time. Better Place is leaving the island state. Officially, it’s to “focus on its core markets in Israel and Denmark,” as the Star Advertiser says. Unofficially, it’s a retreat.

Better Place operated 77 charge spots with 154 charge points on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island, serving some 700 customers. That’s around 10 customers per charge spots, not a rip roaring business.

Better Place sold the charge spots to OpConnect, a purveyor of charging solutions. First thing they’ll do is charge the stations to OpConnect technology.

Better Place is yet another great idea that falls on its face. Founder Shai Agassi believed the propaganda that there will be pure electric cars by the millions. His great idea: Swappable batteries. That means standard batteries. Agassi also should have asked the auto industry whether it wants to standardize on one battery.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/better-place-pau-hana-in-hawaii/feed/ 7