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Got money? Here's how Motley Fool says to invest in EVs

Over at Motley Fool, Travis Hoium argues that there's a right way and a wrong way to jump on the electric vehicle investment bandwagon.

Nissan VP: Electric vehicle infrastructure is not as simple as "if you build it, they will come"

Nissan executive vice-president Andy Palmer is one chatty man. Late last week, Palmer headed a Q&A session with Nissan Global Media Center. While much of the discussion focused on electric vehicles, it's Palmer's answer to question number nine that piqued our curiosity:

ECOtality outlines plans to electrify Phoenix metro area; 960 chargers coming soon

ECOtality charger map for Phoenix area – Click above for high-res image

GE, Better Place team up to accelerate global EV infrastructure

General Electric, which recently unveiled its electric vehicle (EV) charger called the WattStation, has teamed up with battery swap specialist Better Place to accelerate the adoption of a global EV infrastructure. The duo will attack the industry on all fronts. Under the partnership, GE and Better Place will develop a ba

Better Place raises another $350M in series B venture funding

A group of equity investors led by HSBC have expressed a big vote of confidence in the electric vehicle infrastructure concept being proposed by Better Place with a new $350 million funding round. The investment, which values the company at $1.25 billion, is expected to close by the end of March and includes $125 million from HSBC for a ten percent stake in Better Place. Better Place still plans to deploy nationwide networks of charging points and battery exchange stations in Israel and Denmark

Better Place battery swapping plan comes under fire

Although many share the vision of ubiquitous infrastructure to support future fleets of electric vehicles, the concept of battery swapping, frequently championed by Better Place, doesn't seem to ha

Rayna Handelman is Nissan's point person on EV infrastructure

For the foreseeable future, the only truly affordable electric cars are likely to be those that contain relatively small batteries and have correspondingly short ranges. Making those kinds of cars appealing to a mass audience will require that people be able to easily charge those cars anywhere and everywhere in order to make up for the short range. Helping to make that infrastructure a reality is the job of Rayna Handelman. Handelman is Nissan's Sam Abuelsamid