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  • Six weeks after Better Place bust, some Israelis still bullish on electric cars

    July 22, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    It was perhaps the biggest startup failure in Israel’s history.

    Five years of bombastic hype. $850 million of funding burned. Networks planned in at least seven countries. A founder who spoke of changing the world.

    When the electric car company Better Place declared bankruptcy...

  • Yosef Abramowitz consortium will buy Better Place

    July 10, 2013 | 9:45 am

    A consortium of drivers led by solar energy entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz will buy Better Place, the bankrupt Israeli electric car company.

    The consortium, made up of owners of Better Place cars, will purchase the company’s Israeli assets for less than $5 million and its...

  • My $32,000 electric car lunch with President Obama

    May 31, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    If you had something important to say to the President, how much would you spend to get his ear? On June 7, I'll be eating lunch with President Obama for $32,400. Two dozen other high-dollar donors will be there, but I'll be the only one in the room who does his own laundry. I'm...

  • Electric car venture raises another $200 million

    November 14, 2011 | 10:38 am

    An electric car venture set to launch a nationwide network in Israel raised another $200 million from U.S. investors.

    Better Place, based in California and Israel, now has raised more than $750 million since it was founded in 2007. The new investors include General Electric and USB....

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  • Letters to the Editor: Muslims, Warsaw Ghetto, electric cars

    November 9, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    Suspicion of Muslim World Is Warranted

    Another word for “out of control” is anarchy (“The Muslim World Is Out of Control,” Nov. 4).

    Anarchy is breaking out in Yemen, where the embattled president insists on holding his grip over raging tribal factions and youth resistance....

  • Opinion: My 2011 Nissan Solyndra

    By Rob Eshman

    October 26, 2011 | 7:20 pm

    Last June, I wrote about my initial love/hate affair with Nissan’s all-electric production car. Since then, people keep asking me how I like my Leaf.

    Here’s what I tell them: I am ready to turn over a new Leaf — my own.

    This is not easy to admit. First, because it makes me...

  • The home front

    By Rob Eshman

    December 8, 2010 | 9:55 am

    I walked down the block to my neighbor Andy Lipkis’ house last Sunday to try out the latest weapon in the war to defend the home front.

    Andy raised his garage door, and there it was: a Chevrolet Volt.

    The Volt goes 40 miles on its electric battery before its gas engine kicks in,...