Submitted by akikiki on Thu, 2013-02-07 20:25
Better Place to shutter North American operations. There's an article in the Honolulu Star Advertiser 2/7/13 page A10, left lower column that explains that Better Place will be shuting down. The entire article reads as follows:
"Wanted: One buyer for 150 electric vehicle charging stations installed at 50 locations statewide [Hawaii]. The mission: Keeping them all maintained so that those with the means to buy an EV can keep them running. The challenge: Figuring out a business model that makes enough money doing the job.
Apparently, Better Place, a company now based in Tel Aviv that brought the stations here, couldn't manage that because word came this week that it was shuttering its North American operations.
There's always a lot of talk about sustainablity in discussions of green energy. One of the things that must be sustained, it seems, is black ink on the bottom line." - 30-