Comments on: Better Place Distance Dash Down Under Punditry in the Middle East Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:13:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Brian of London Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:53:58 +0000 I will ask, I don’t think I’ve seen an exact count. The range of the car is more reaslisticly 120 to 140km if you include considerable driving at 90 kmh. The stations (especially now when we have fewer than half of the eventually planned ones) are not always optimal so one ends up switching battery before one really needs to.

By: Brian of London Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:52:05 +0000 You raise a great issue. I agree with you entirely: dedicated parking spots have two massive advantages. First they allow electric vehicle ownership and the other overlooked advantage is the massive amount of congestion and needless driving that owners who use on-street parking perform while hunting for a parking spot.

I’ve read of schemes in Europe where city centre supermarket parking lots that are largely unused at night are opened up for overnight parking by nearby residents. We’re going to need some creative thinking like this to widen ownership in the centre of towns.

By: Moshe Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:38:34 +0000 This was my feedback letter to the Betterplace’s callcenter:

Dear Sirs,

Yesterday I had my first contact with the Betterplace’s Fluence-ZE through a test drive. It was pretty good! I am really amazed how successfully you could combine existing technology in this fantastic system “electric car+national infrastructure”.

As a potential customer I have a point of view and suggestions to improve this national project and reach the success.

The only real problem that I see today for private regular buyers like me is the lack of mechanism that will secure available parking with charging spot near their houses. I am not talking about the installation that is included in the package, but parking lot itself.

The overwhelming majority of drivers today do not have private parking lots. Therefore there is a real need to implement a plan, in conjunction with the municipalities, that provides to the Betterplace costumers the availability of parking lots when they return home.

This will open a new chapter in the public acceptance: for most of the costumers in the most of the time they won’t need to go to the stations to change batteries saving precious time. This will be a real advantage against all kinds of fossil fuel powered cars, even the hybrids.

I wish a great success for Betterplace, for the sake of us all.

By: Daniel Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:23:42 +0000 as the range with a fully charged battery is approx. 160km… I’d say 6 times, which is very very reasonable !!!
I am impreesed – Shay, stay focused !!! Nice work …

By: Moshe Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:39:39 +0000 Dear Brian,

I didn’t find in the post how many times he had to change batteries during this amazing trip. Do you know?

By: Jerry Yurow Thu, 23 Aug 2012 01:56:43 +0000 I have dreamed of doing the same thing myself, although I probably would have stopped over night in Eilat, because I have never been there.

By: U S Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:07:15 +0000 Tel Aviv to Haifa is more than 25 minutes…

Go Shai, you are doing great.

By: shlomo Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:48:46 +0000 tel aviv to haifia in 25 minutes?