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Israeli Startup tests first electric road

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Charging batteries of e-vehicles could become yesterday’s affair if this experiment goes well: Israeli startup ‘Eletroad’ embedded copper chains into a street in northern Tel Aviv. This enables e-vehicles to charge simply by driving on this street via under-the-road electric charging beds that are connected to a power converter. According to ElectRoad the electric lines…

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Volkswagen invests $300m in Gett

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Israeli much-praised startup company Gett (previously Get Taxi) raised $300 million from Europe’s largest carmaker Volkswagen. Volkswagen chairman Matthias Muller said, “Alongside our pioneering role in the automotive business, we aim to become one of the world’s leading mobility providers by 2025. Within the framework of our future Strategy 2025, the partnership with Gett marks…

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Fast pace towards the Far East

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Israel is heading eastwards, at least when it comes to economic ties. Chocolate giant Max Brenner (Strauss Group) launched their first shop in China this week. The new store in Beijing is the group’s latest move to gain foothold in foreign markets besides Europe while offering products from the company’s main production site in Bet…

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A (clearer) picture of the nation

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Last week’s data by the Central Bureau of Statistics is now complemented by an in-depth analysis titled ‘A picture of the nation’ by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, edited by Avi Weiss. The well-written report is not only looking behind the scenes of mere data but drawing conclusions and providing outlooks. The author…

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Festive statistics 1948-2016

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It is one of the most anticipated records in the Israeli calendar: each year, just before the country celebrates its independence, the Central Bureau of Statistics presents the country’s latest statistics. The first numbers date back to the founding year when the country counted 806.000 residents in 1948. Today, the population has risen to 8.522.00…

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