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|User Info||What *IS* This Nonsense? (Electric Cars); entered at 2011-05-16 15:35:14|
Registered: 2008-03-17 Lake Bonneville Shoreline!
Pie in the sky greenie bull**** Whewt.
Noted - this is from a 3/23/2011 Better Place press release.
As part of the deployment plan, Better Place exposed the locations for the first nine of 40 Battery Switch Stations that will be deployed by the end of this year in locations across Israel including: Hadera, Modi'in, Mahanaim, Mitzpeh Ramon, Be'er Sheva, Yavne, Beit Shean and Bilu Junction. To date, Better Place has signed 400 agreements with parking lot owners across Israel to deploy thousands of charge spots with the first 200 sites already under construction. In addition, 27 municipalities have signed agreements to ensure that Better Place charge spots are deployed in central locations in their respective cities.
Just like Doom with a date, Pie-in-the-sky with a date is better. In the next year, we should be able to see if this is real or not. One thing that HAS happened is they have passed legislation to incentivize electric vehicles.
Israelis have to pay a premium on cars due to the 90% purchase tax on regular cars. As an incentive to go green, Israel has reduce the purchase price tax on electric cars to 10%, which will create significant savings.
90% of Israeli's drive less than 45 miles per day. With confined geography, a 70% savings for purchase of an EV, and the political will to end dependence on Oil, Israel seems to have the best shot of any to make this work.
Last modified: 2011-05-16 15:36:26 by whewt