Canada is tempting EV buyers with renewed incentives in Ontario province. Between 6,000 – 14,000 Canadian dollars are granted for electric or plug-in purchases, removing the previous caps. British Columbia too has doubled the incentive to 6,000 dollars via its scrappage scheme. Add in the federal funding and the discount on an EV grows to 11,000 dollars. That qualifies for a bargain.
ontario.ca (Ontario), vancouversun.com (B.C.)
1.5, euros for PEV: The German Ministry for Economics and Energy granted more than 1.5m euros to Hamburg. The city shall acquire up to 400 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for its communal fleets. Volkswagen Leasing is on board as financial service provider.
welt.de (in German)
15m GBP for research: 125 research projects shall be funded with 15m pounds from the British government. Projects range from rapid charging for electric vehicles over 3-D printing and drone technology. Funding is distributed via Innovate UK, England’s innovation agency.
Hawaii 100% green by 2045? The islands aim to gain 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045. The proposed bill also includes green transport obviously, but has to pass first. Hawaii does not plan to ban gas guzzlers but hopes for a smooth transition instead.
Electric bus order: Tule River Economic Development in Porterville, California, agreed in an MOU with GreenPower to replace ten existing buses with electric ones, including four school buses. Charging infrastructure shall also come from GreenPower.
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