Others regions have pockets like that, but also have large, sparsely populated areas where people travel long distances and cars are cheap.
Meanwhile, much remains to be learned about how Better Place and its plans will play out. It's safe to say that the world will watch the progress in Israel very closely.
For the moment, we remain somewhat skeptical that Better Place's ambitous plans will take hold. Though in a way, we rather hope that they do. As we wrote on GreenCarReports:
Please, don't get us wrong; we applaud innovation in the auto industry. And we do actually hope that Better Place gets its very, very ambitious program up and running. Frankly, the automotive world could use some paradigms shifted.
As is the fate of all innovators, Better Place is faced with many disbelievers. For the moment, perhaps we should be counted among the "optimistically skeptical".
Better Place Israel CEO Moshe Kaplinsky displays the first electric parking lot in Israel.Enlarge Photo