Haifa Gets Ready for Electric Cars

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CBNNews.com - HAIFA, Israel - The northern Israeli port city of Haifa is laying the groundwork to accommodate electric cars in the not-too-distant future.

Mayor Yona Yahav and Moshe Kaplinsky, CEO of Better Place Israel, signed a memorandum of understanding, issued by the municipality, requiring every new building in northern Haifa to include a charging station for electric cars.

According to the pilot program, the infrastructure for charging stations will be laid out on streets and parking lots throughout the northern part of the city over the next three years.

"The heads of local authorities are showing a lot of interest in taking part in the electric car project to improve their residents' quality of life," Kaplinksy said on Monday.

"Mayors understand the need to prepare for the coming of the electric car and to lay out an infrastructure that will, for the first time, allow fast, convenient and available charging," he said.

"Better Place has already set up 400 charging stations in various [Israeli] cities," the company CEO said.

Source: YNet news

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