Comments on: Better Place Opens Up Down Under Punditry in the Middle East Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:11:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Smiles Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:15:02 +0000 I and my wife have driven 17000 km that is over ten thousand miles on the fluence ez in 7 months.
It is much better driving than our Toyota Camry. It really runs up the hills. For commuting this car is gold. If you need a vacation trip of 400 km then you need to switch 4 or 5 times. That is the problem. People buy car for extreme use.
In Israel, the company buys the car for you. Who wants a car that is not good for long trips.
One answer, let bp give a free rental of 6 days for a van a year as incentive to buy car, that would cost about 1000$ a year and solve some problems . In Israel they always throw free things in when you buy something.
Or get the government to rebate employees 500 shekel a month if they chose green.
Right now, only your place of work saves money if you go green.
Also it would be good if you could rent the car here . If all the rental car places rented out these cars, people could retry them.
Niche market , you got to find a market that bp can conquer,
It is either retired people who drive so little that this car would never need a switch so they wouldn’t have to go to a gas station or commuters who park their car 8 hours a day and don’t need a switch….
I have driven 400 plus km in a day and had to switch 5 times. Up to mount hermon from bet shemesh. In a gas car , I would not have to stop as gas station once if I chose….
For me , my motto is Jews don’t gas other Jews but most people would be happy with free car rental!

All the best
Ps I only ran out of electricity in the car once . I had 3 km to go out of a 100 km trip or so. I had 5 people in car and it was wet so I blew the calculation . However all that happened was my wife took out the Camry and pushed my ez for 3 km until it got home and to a charge spot….

By: ffinder Thu, 10 Jan 2013 02:47:09 +0000 Better Place must HEAVILY focus advertising on the
PRICE of the Renault Fluence Z.E.

All Israel must FULLY REALIZE that the Renault Fluence Z.E.
is CHEAPER to buy than equivalent petrol cars..

Maybe advertise the 1st class awesome luxurious experience of having and driving the Renault Fluence Z.E. and then..
BANG!! It’s actually cheaper
than the average petrol car ! !


The government of Israel must get rid of all their petrol cars and go Better Place – Renault Fluence Z.E. for one simple reason.. NATIONAL SECURITY.

How long will the government of Israel
fund terrorists by fueling their petrol cars
with gasoline that empowers terrorism ? ! !


By: Shmuel Edelblum Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:55:42 +0000

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By: Brian of London Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:29:44 +0000 Your conflating two slightly different things. Plenty of people have solar arrays feeding electric cars.

What Nissan have produced in limited quantities is the kit to take power out of the car and converted to the correct voltage (and switch it to AC) for domestic use. This is not trivial but it’s not too hard. Right now with my lights flickering I wish I could do it. My car downstairs has more than enough energy in it to power my home for 24 hrs or more!

By: Shmuel Edelblum Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:26:02 +0000 I live in the Judean desert 15 min. from Jerusalem and the Dead Sea…beautiful here; and I have plenty of room for a solar array larger than I would need for the car and the house.

Last I heard the solar charging technology for the Leaf was commercially available in Japan.

By: Brian of London Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:51:14 +0000 I’m honestly not sure if you can import a Leaf because I believe you’d need the permission of the Nissan importer and I’m not sure he’d give it. He would have no idea how to service it. This is the lunacy of the car market in Israel.

Secondly: the car to grid system that Nissan has is pretty experimental as I understand. Even in Israel you’d need a pretty large solar array to fully power your car. Unless you live in the Negev, the land would be worth more than the electricity you’ll generate!

By: Shmuel Edelblum Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:02:26 +0000 Does Israeli law permit me to import a Nissan Leaf and to charge it at home using Solar power?

My understanding is that in the wake of the Tsunami Nissan has developed solar charging stations for home use that can power the house at night!

Furthermore, in 12 years I have never exceeded the range of the Leaf and if I wanted to drive to Eilat I could rent a car.

By: Shmuel Edelblum Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:58:04 +0000 Does Israeli law permit me to buy a LEAF in the US or Europe and charge it at home with Solar Power? In 12 years I’ve never driven further than the range of the Leaf!

My understanding is that Nissan has already developed a solar power station that can use the car battery to power the house at night! This would lower the electricity demand for Israel.

By: Semion Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:40:34 +0000 Priceless quote
“Porsche was a second class vehicle compared to the Renault Fluence Z.E”