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Even Without Shai Agassi, Better Place Offers a Great Deal

Despite press attention, Better Place has not told a competent story to Israelis.
Better Place founder Shai Agassi.

Better Place founder Shai Agassi.
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Knowing what I know today I’d still buy my car. I’d take that chance. If I was thinking about taking out a lease, I’d only ask what happens if the company is unable to continue giving service: can you terminate with no penalty and walk away? If that is the case I would take the ₪1990 deal on the table right now.

On Monday night my wife and I picked up an old friend and his wife who are visiting from London. We drove 1 hr to Jerusalem, switching on the way. Picked them up at the American Colony Hotel where I answered questions from Arab taxi drivers. We drove across Jerusalem, parked (in Mamilla mall with charge spots but all were blocked). After a meal, back to their hotel and then back to Tel Aviv without switching. Arrived home with 8%. 160km of driving. Easy, fast quiet. Just another easy drive into a better future.

Originally published at Israellycool.

About the Author: Brian of London regularly blogs at Israellycool.com about life in Israel, technology & business topics. He made aliyah from the UK to Israel in 2009, and owns and operates his own import company in Israel with more than 15 staff.


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