Renault/Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn see’s no further purpose to dealing with Better Place?

It seems my earlier prediction that Renault may be backing away from Better Place is confirmed (see Is Renault backing away from commitments to Better Place, causing a crisis for Better Place).  I just wrote it up on examiner.com, but Renault/Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn just told a Danish news site “When you look at the overall trends, we must conclude that the replaceable batteries no longer the main track for electric vehicles. The main trail is flat batteries in cars with charging. We believe that people want flexibility in the technology, and we can see that demand is rechargeable standard batteries.”

Renault ZOENot only does he no longer see a point to fast battery swapping, Renault and Nissan both are pushing quick charging instead. What we should expect is to see further work on fast charging, and for Better Place to keep struggling until the patience of the Israel Corp wears out.

Ghosn did say that Renault would continue supplying Fluence ZE’s to Better Place.  But the statement clearly says those days are numbered.

See: http://energiwatch.dk/Energinyt/Cleantech/article5393397.ece

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About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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