Enabling the mass adoption of electric vehicles, and more

Shai Agassi, Israel's Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 winner, was inspired to make the world a better place. He developed a solution to free cars from oil, reduce emissions and usher in an era of sustainable transportation. In 2007, he founded Better Place.

In 2008, Israel became the first country to embrace the company's model of building open network infrastructure to enable mass adoption of electric vehicles. Denmark, Australia, the United States and Canada followed suit.