May 23, 2022 - 03:36 pm

Congo & Zambia to build up battery supply chain

As the world’s largest producer of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) no longer wants to settle for the role of a raw material supplier. Instead, it wants to build its own battery supply chain in the country. A battery factory is also being considered.

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May 17, 2022 - 02:30 pm

Delaware extends Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

In the USA, the state of Delaware has announced that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is extending the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program through the end of the year, providing rebates for drivers switching to electric vehicles.

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May 16, 2022 - 02:25 pm

UK gov’ pushes £200Mn towards zero-emission HGVs

The UK government says it will release over £200 million in funding for a major zero-emission road freight demonstrator programme. Vehicle manufacturers, energy suppliers and fleet and infrastructure operators will be asked to showcase their technology on UK roads.

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May 10, 2022 - 05:27 pm

Western Australia starts subsidies + road tax for EVs

The Western Australian government has launched the Clean Energy Car Fund doted with almost $60 million (AUS – almost 40 million euros). This includes rebates for the purchase of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and charging infrastructure, but also an extra road tax for drivers of these vehicles.

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May 4, 2022 - 01:27 pm

Norway reconsiders electric car privileges

The Norwegian Ministry of Transport is considering abolishing or reducing privileges for electric vehicles in taxes and tolls in larger cities. According to its own statements, the government wants to push ahead with the traffic turnaround – and not simply replace combustion engines 1:1 with electric cars.

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Apr 8, 2022 - 02:08 pm

Italy to invest €650 million per year to lower emissions

The Italian government is allocating 650 million euros annually for 2022, 2023 and 2024 for incentives to purchase electrified and low-emission vehicles. Private individuals can receive a subsidy of 3,000 euros for the purchase of new electric cars. Small and medium-sized enterprises will also be supported.

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Apr 7, 2022 - 01:59 pm

Germany issues first grants to decarbonise urban bus fleets

The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) has granted around 600 million euros in funding to procure climate-friendly buses. The largest single purchase is planned by Berlin’s operator BVG, with Transdev Berlin leading the field. But many buses are also being subsidised in Hamburg.

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Mar 31, 2022 - 12:10 pm

Canada sets interim emissions reduction targets

The Canadian government has presented its ‘2030 Emissions Reduction Plan’ and included several e-mobility investments. The goal announced last year of bringing forward the phase-out of internal combustion engines by five years to 2035 is confirmed and supplemented by interim targets.

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Mar 21, 2022 - 12:59 pm

No new combustion vehicles in Washington State by 2030

The US state of Washington has passed a bill banning the sale, purchase and registration of new petrol-powered vehicles of model year 2030 or later. If it becomes law, Washington will phase out internal combustion vehicles five years earlier than other states such as California.

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Mar 17, 2022 - 08:59 pm

Queensland introduces EV purchase incentives

In the Australian state of Queensland, incentives have been introduced for the purchase of electric cars. The subsidy per car amounts to $3,000 Australian (around 2,000 euros) for new battery-electric cars that cost up to $58,000.

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Mar 16, 2022 - 04:50 pm

FTA grants over $400Mn to modernise America’s buses

President Biden and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today awarded $409.3 million in grants to 70 projects in 39 states to modernise and electrify America’s buses. The money is, however, only the first instalment of funding that will run in the billions.

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Mar 12, 2022 - 01:59 pm

Thailand adopts new EV incentives

Thailand’s government has adopted new government incentives to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. The incentives are part of the Thai government’s plan to convert half of the country’s total car production to electric vehicles by 2030.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/23/congo-zambia-to-build-up-battery-supply-chain/
23.05.2022 15:27