jray3
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Location: Tacoma area, WA
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Better Place epitaph

Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:03 pm

Here's the opening lines from this article about a book chronicling the fall of Better Place.
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1113525_totaled-is-the-long-sad-story-of-better-place-and-its-failure-book-review

It is just over five years since I bought my Better Place Renault 2012 Fluence ZE in Israel—and a little over five months since I returned it to Israel’s Renault importer for a cash settlement.
By that time, the 22-kilowatt-hour battery capacity was down to 11.3 kwh, and a warning light had been on continuously since July 2016.


Sounds even worse than a 1st-gen LEAF in a warm climate... Just more proof that the i-MiEV was a wise choice in 2011-12 for a 'buy and hold' driver.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 76,000 miles
i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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