Shai Agassi hasn’t said much publicly about the bankruptcy (I believe he is legally constrained in what he can say) but he has shared this petition on Facebook:
I’m not a government intervention kind of guy but (as I have written) I believe the Government of Israel has actively hindered the adoption of electric cars. They certainly could have done a lot more (without spending much money) to help.
It’s time they remove some barriers and help Israel take a lead in the massively important task of weening ourselves off our devastating Oil Addiction.
BTW if you use Chrome, you can auto translate this and fill it in in English. Petition link here.
Crappy Google Translate below, I just don’t have the time to clean it up but if anyone wants to please leave a comment and I’ll switch to a real human translation.
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Prime Minister’s Office
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of the Environment and of the Interior and Environment
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