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Season 2010 Episode 1109

Shai Agassi: A Better Place

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Shai Agassi: A Better Place
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HSBC has just injected $350 million into Better Place, a company building a network of battery swap-and-charge stations that could greatly expand the range of all-electric vehicles. Japan, China and 100 companies in Israel are stepping into the Better Place network. Recently, Tesla's IPO was on-fire out of the gates and car makers have announced 150 electric car models by 2012. Influential investors seem to be betting on the electrification of vehicles. What infrastructure will be necessary to make this viable on a national scale? Are electric companies prepared to support the electric car market? And where does the U.S. stand in a global competitive context? Find out what Better Place CEO Agassi, once called the "Steve Jobs of clean energy," has to say about it.moreless

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