Thursday, June 26, 2008

Dassault interested in Project Better Place

Dassault Group, the French aerospace and software giant, is seeking co-investment opportunities in Israel, while also examining possibilities in the Project Better Place electric car venture.

"The electric car market is the future. We are studying the possibility of joint projects regarding development," Laurent Dassault, the company's vice chairman, told The Jerusalem Post in an interview at the France-Israel business forum in Jerusalem on Tuesday. "During the visit in Israel I met up with Idan Ofer [Chairman of Project Better Place] to discuss possibilities."

Dassault came to Israel this week as part of the business delegation accompanying French President Nicolas Sarkozy.