At the SyScan Conference in Beijing this week, the security of the electric Model S will be put to the test by hackers.
How do you sell a generation raised on petrol-powered engines on electric machines? You make ‘em look cool—maybe, even, by racing them.
With almost $1 billion in funding and ambitions to replace petroleum-based cars with a network of cheap electrics, Shai Agassi’s Better Place was remarkable even by the standards of world-changing startups. So was its epic failure.