Mar 20, 2019 - 04:15 pm

Canada to subsidise EVs with 5,000 CAD

With its new budget, the Canadian government is also announcing subsidies to promote the growth of electric vehicles in the country. Over the next three years, 300 million dollars are to be made available for purchase premiums.

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Feb 25, 2019 - 08:23 pm

London opens £23m van scrappage fund

First promised late last year, London has opened its scrapping fund to help microbusinesses and charities get rid of their older vans and minibuses and switch to cleaner vehicles. Worth 23 million pounds, the “scrap for cash” options are more attractive than expected.

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Feb 19, 2019 - 02:15 pm

EU agrees on CO2 targets for trucks for the first time

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council have now agreed that the average CO2 emissions of new trucks and buses from 2030 must be 30 per cent lower than in 2019. An interim target of 15 per cent is to be introduced for 2025, given the provisional agreement goes through.

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Feb 18, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Germany to extend tax incentives for plug-in cars

German Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has announced a significant extension of tax incentives for electric cars and plug-in hybrids as company cars in Germany. The 0.5% rule came into force at the beginning of this year is expected to have an effect beyond 2021, the initial end date.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 12:04 pm

France to invest €700M in battery cell production

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that his government will invest 700 million euros in the production of battery cells for electric cars over the next five years. The plan is part of a Franco-German project to establish cell production in Europe. 

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Feb 12, 2019 - 12:12 pm

EU releases new EV quotas

Representatives of the EU Parliament and the EU Member States have agreed on the key points of the revised Clean Vehicles Directive and thus set binding procurement targets for zero-emission or low-emission vehicles by public authorities and public companies.

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Feb 1, 2019 - 03:39 pm

The Norway factor in CO2 emissions

Despite Norway not being a part of the European Union, they will be included in the overall CO2 emissions figures with their European neighbours. And not only that, electric vehicles sold in Norway count twice when it comes to fleet emissions.

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Jan 30, 2019 - 01:27 pm

India gears import taxes for domestic EV assembly

The Indian government has lowered import duty on parts of electric vehicles from 15-30 per cent to 10-15 per cent, effective January 30.  At the same time, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is now charging customs duty for battery packs for EVs, which were previously exempt.

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Jan 29, 2019 - 11:15 am

Luxemburg upgrades e-mobility subsidies

The Luxembourg government has restructured its electromobility subsidies this year. The previous model of tax relief has been replaced by a new system with targeted subsidies. The premiums amount to 5,000 for electric cars and 2,500 for PHEVs. Moreover, all types of smaller electric vehicles can expect some funding too.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 03:13 pm

Germany advised to introduce EV quota & €8000 grant

The advisory body ‘National Platform for Future of Mobility’ (NPM) urges the German government to take drastic measures to increase climate protection in the transport sector. The consultants call for mandatory sales quotas for electric cars and plug-in hybrids of 25 per cent in 2025 and 50% in 2030.

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Jan 7, 2019 - 06:16 pm

Austria presents new EV subsidy packet

Austria has updated their subsidy packet for electrified vehicles for the years 2019 and 2020. Notable is that BEVs now receive a unified 3,000 euro subsidy each, but only up to a purchase price of 50,000 euro for private use or 60,000 euros for commercial use.

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Jan 2, 2019 - 01:21 pm

Italy to subsidise EVs and tax ICEs

The Italian government plans to launch a subsidy package for the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles with up to €6,000. At the same time, taxes for the purchase of gasoline and diesel vehicles will increase.

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Jan 2, 2019 - 12:57 pm

China to cut short-range EV subsidies

The Chinese government has announced plans to lower many of their electric vehicle subsidies for the year 2019 by about 30% compared to the 2018 regulations, with the goal to completely end these subsidies in 2020. However, EVs with a range over 300 km will receive increased subsidies.

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Dec 20, 2018 - 09:58 pm

EU Council drafts CO2 emission rules for trucks

After the EU agreed CO2 emission reduction for cars and light commercial vehicles, the Council of Minsters from EU member states have published their targets for trucks. Carbon emission of the heavyweights would thus decrease 30% in 2030 and 15% by 2025 – a little less than EU Parliamentarians are aiming for. Yet, a sales […]

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Dec 20, 2018 - 05:22 pm

London against pollution and congestion

London tackles air pollution with further restrictions and subsidies. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have made changes to the congestion charge that applies to central London roads. PHEVs and private hire vehicles such as Uber cars will lose their exemption after 2021.

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Dec 18, 2018 - 04:16 pm

EU agrees on 37.5% CO2 reduction for cars by 2030

EU negotiators finally agreed on CO2 emission rules for cars and vans and the deal is a true compromise. CO2 emissions from new cars will have to decrease by 37.5% by 2030 and 31% for vans, which is slightly above the expected 35%. Yet, punitive measures connected to the number of plug-ins sold, otherwise typical […]

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Dec 18, 2018 - 03:25 pm

South Korea to boost electric vehicle industry

The South Korean government announces plans to advance e-mobility both at home and abroad. Local EV subsidies are to help bring the number of electric vehicles in Korea to 430,000 BEVs and 65,000 FCEVs by 2022. Also exports are to multiply that year with manufacturers receiving support.

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Dec 18, 2018 - 03:05 pm

Switzerland unites behind ‘Roadmap E-Mobility 2022’

In Switzerland, the entire government and representatives of various industries have agreed to work towards a 15 percent marketshare of electric vehicles by 2022. To get there, the ‘Roadmap for Electric Mobility 2022’ includes measures for advancing infrastructure or information campaigns.

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Dec 13, 2018 - 06:12 pm

Finnish Task Force calls for fuel tax + EV incentives

The Finnish Ministry of Transport had asked a Task Force to analyse how the country may reach its goal to eliminate CO2 emissions in the transport sector by 2045. Their final report is out and proposes a range of measures that alternate between the carrot and the stick.

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Dec 12, 2018 - 04:42 pm

EU fails to agree on emissions targets for new cars

The European Parliament, the EU Commission and the member states led by the Austrian Council Presidency have postponed their talks in the dispute over stricter climate protection targets for new cars in the EU. So far they have not been able to reach an agreement.

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Dec 10, 2018 - 04:25 pm

Austria to extend EV subsidies beyond 2018

Subsidies for purely electric cars and plug-in hybrids in Austria have been extended beyond the original expiry date of the end of this year. Details on the continuation of the programme should be published before Christmas.

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