Israel's New Electric Car Set to Change the Way You Drive
Better Place's electric cars may soon change the way you drive.
Israel is about to debut a new electric car that may revolutionize the way the world drives. Shai Agassi, founder of Better Place, an electric car enterprise, predicts that, "Within less than this decade the No. 1-selling car in the world will be the electric car."
Batter Place's new electric cars are poised to revolutionize driving worldwide.
A frequent criticism of electric cars is the time and infrastructure to recharge them, but Better Place is addressing that as well. The cars have a batter range of about 100 miles, and soon drivers will be able to pull into gas stations and replace their batteries in less than five minutes, trading the low one for the new. The cars can also plug into an outlet at home or even special outlets that are being installed in parking lots. The cars feature a GPS screen that displays information on nearby recharge points allowing drivers to anticipate where their next stop will be.
The current plan is to offer the cars with dual pricing. One price is for the car itself and the other is for the battery. The battery will cost about $2,000 up front, plus a monthly subscription fee based on how much the driver plans to use. Plans will start around $300 USD per month. However, in countries such as Denmark, where gas is about $9 per gallon, the rates will save consumers. Unlimited driving plans will also be available.
"The car," describes Agassi, "is very, very, very fun to drive." Those who have driven the car in tests claim is feels just like a regular car, and although it does not have the same acceleration it can still reach 60 MPH in less than 10 seconds. And while some may still prefer gas guzzling sports cars for their ability to go zero to 60 in under 5 seconds, Agassi says, "If you've got another five seconds to spare, I can save you $80,000."
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
Keywords: Israel, electric car, cars, driving, energy, oil, batteries, Better Place, Agassi
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