It Was Exactly A Year Ago Today

That I unwrapped my very first electric car and drove her away.

Keys on the table When Better Place owners meet up

I’ve written a lot about the experience and I’m still as positive as I was that day. I’ve heard from many people who’ve bought electric cars, partly helped by my writing and I get a tremendously positive feeling when I hear those stories.

I have two new articles up today, the most comprehensive review of my year will be published a little later at Green Car Reports. It covers one year in a Better Place car.

I’ve also penned a companion piece for Times of Israel which answers a variety of questions that myself and fellow electric car pioneers get asked while we are driving and parking our cars.

About Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian's interests include electric cars, world peace and an end to world hunger. Besides blogging here, Brian of London now writes at the Times of Israel. Brian of London also hosted Shire Network News

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  • Gil J. Yashar

    I bought a ZE as well and love the drive and customer but what about the RANGE? Will we receive batteries from switch stations with a range of 200 km between charges?

    What say you, Brian?

  • igor

    http://www.commutercars.com

    0-60 mph (100 KPH) in 4.3 seconds. 11.90 seconds in the quarter-mile. 40-60 miles range, eats 110-220vac, 50 or 60 HZ for the “mains”. Currently hand-made, we are shooting for less than 20K USD if we can get ‘em mass-produced.

  • Abu Zibby

    Is there a contingency for customers of Better Place? Israel Corp wants to pull out and Better Place will have to cease operations almost immediatly.

    http://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1000846499#FromSearchArticles

    Fortune and Times of Israel reported friday, that Better Place will file for bankruptcy in next couple of days.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/better-place-to-file-for-bankruptcy-within-days/

    • Jim from Iowa

      I was hoping this thing would work out. I feel your pain, Brian. Here’s a little ditty that I hope might cheer you up:

      I snarl, I hiss
      How can ignorance be compared with bliss?
      I spark, I fizz
      for the car who knows what time it is
      I cheer, and I rave
      for the virtue I’m too late to save
      The sadder but wiser car for me.

      adapted from “The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl” from “The Music Man”

  • Shy Guy

    I told you so!

    Until battery technology can completely replace gasoline, this is the technology of the near future. And it is perfect for Israel, if they finally get their offshore gas deposits rolling.

    And now I bid you adieu.

    • Judge Dan

      Not while this can happen

    • Jim from Iowa

      I’ve long suspected, and now I’ve got my proof, you really are the kind of person who says “I told you so.” I now find my life completely fulfilled. Thank-you.

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