Most of us remember Shai Agassi as the young, charismatic SAP development leader. Since his retirement From ERP software, he has been busy on greener initiatives (see also "the long tailpipe").
His latest initiative is called "Project Better Place", an effort to introduce electric cars to the state of Israel. This collaboration by an automaker and a government could lead to a more widespread adoption of emission free vehicles. It includes building a complete infrastructure for charging vehicles as well as building new electric vehicles and retro-fitting existing cars.
Hats off to Shai for dedicating his efforts to a greener cause!