Dec 9, 2021 - 02:12 pm

US plans to drive transport electrification becoming concrete

The Biden administration is driving plans to increase electric transport across the US. Advances such as replacing all Government vehicles with electric ones have resulted in a new executive order. The President demands all light-duty vehicles acquired by the government to be emission-free by 2027.

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Dec 6, 2021 - 04:34 pm

S.Korea builds charging and H2 stations

The government of South Korea is planning a significant expansion of the infrastructure for battery and hydrogen vehicles. By the end of this year there should be over 1,000 charging stations and 43 hydrogen stations by the end of 2022.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 05:15 pm

Climate Group launches ZEV Pledge for government fleets

A number of national, regional, state and city governments in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK have made a commitment to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This involves a total of 121,355 vehicles, almost a third of which are medium- or heavy-duty vehicles.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 03:58 pm

Germany’s new government aims for more sustainable transport

The newly-elected German federal coalition government has presented its coalition agreement. This is titled “Mehr Fortschritt Wagen” and can be translated to something like “dare to innovate” or “dare to make progress.” This, of course, has a number of ramifications for the transport industry.

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Nov 23, 2021 - 06:10 pm

Purchase support for Québec school buses

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has just signed an agreement with the Bus Carriers Federation (Federation) to invest up to $400 million to enable the purchase of 4,000 zero-emission school buses (ZEBs) in Quebec.

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Nov 23, 2021 - 12:41 pm

Japan agrees on new EV subsidy budget

The Japanese government is providing a total of 37.5 billion yen (290 million euros) for e-mobility in a supplementary budget for 2021. The majority of the sum is to flow into purchase premiums for vehicles, the rest into charging and hydrogen infrastructure.

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Nov 22, 2021 - 02:29 pm

CARB releases first $1.5Bn in e-mobility funding

After California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $3.9 billion investment package for e-mobility projects this autumn, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the first tranche of $1.5 billion. The most considerable sums were earmarked for commercial electric vehicles and EV rebates.

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Nov 15, 2021 - 12:34 pm

UNECE wants minimum durability for batteries

The EU, the USA, China and other countries want to oblige carmakers to commit to a minimum durability of the batteries installed in their electric and hybrid cars. This was agreed in principle by the countries at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations in Geneva.

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Nov 10, 2021 - 11:56 am

COP26: 30 nations & 11 carmakers want to exit combustion transit

At the World Climate Conference in Glasgow, 30 countries, 11 carmakers and other partners issued a joint declaration to move away from the internal combustion engine. The goal is to be emission-free worldwide for passenger cars and LCVs by 2040. But some of the signatories have already set themselves stricter targets.

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Nov 9, 2021 - 12:49 pm

Australia reveals Future Fuels & Vehicles Strategy

The Australian government has presented its Future Fuels and Vehicles Strategy, which provides for 250 million Australian dollars of investment in electric transport. The largest part is to flow into the expansion of electric car charging infrastructure and the establishment of hydrogen filling stations. However, there will be no direct purchase incentives.

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Nov 8, 2021 - 01:42 pm

Flanders to phase out ICE vehicles from 2029

A climate plan has now been drawn up by the Flemish regional government to phase out the sale of cars and vans with combustion engines in favour of electrically powered vehicles from 2029. This phase-out includes petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles.

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Nov 8, 2021 - 11:24 am

Greece stop fossil fuelled car sales in 2030

Greece wants to ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines from 2030. This was announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. As early as 2025, all new taxis and one third of rental cars in Athens and Thessaloniki will have to be electric.

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Nov 6, 2021 - 05:43 pm

US lawmakers approve $1tn infrastructure bill

The US Congress has passed a landmark one trillion dollar (€865bn) infrastructure package, following the Senate’s earlier agreement. President Biden now only has to sign it into law, effectively freeing $15bn in funding for electric transportation, after he had to make concessions.

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Nov 1, 2021 - 12:04 pm

US government to stick with union-backing subsidies

The US government is sticking to its plan to increase the tax credit for electric vehicles assembled by union workers in the US to $12,500. The increase is part of the revised “Build Back Better” plan now presented. There is opposition to the proposed measure abroad.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 11:59 am

London significantly extends ULEZ zone

The London Metropolitan Government has extended the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the northern and southern parts of the ring road. The expanded ULEZ is now 18 times the size of the original zone in central London.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 11:51 am

France postpones EV subsidy reduction

The French government is extending its subsidies for electric cars and plug-in hybrids at the current level until 1 July 2022. The original plan was to further reduce the currently granted subsidies from 1 January 2022.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 11:22 am

Italy raises e-mobility subsidy budget

The Italian government is making another 100 million euros available from 27 October, primarily for the promotion of electric and hybrid vehicles. However, the ‘Ecobonus’ is scaled according to CO2 emissions and vehicle classes – so the full amount is not simply available for fully electric vehicles.

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Oct 25, 2021 - 11:50 am

Nevada adopts clean car standards

The US state of Nevada has now become the sixteenth state in the nation to adopt clean car standards. The regulations will be implemented for the model year 2025. The legislation will also develop $100 million in charging infrastructure during the next three years.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 04:35 pm

Ireland announces EV subsidy programme details for 2022

Ireland’s Department of Transport announced details of electric car subsidies in the coming year: 100 million euros will be made available for this purpose in 2022, almost twice as much as in 2021. Purchase subsidies for fully electric cars and vans will continue at existing levels.

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Oct 13, 2021 - 01:04 pm

France wants to become the leading EV producer

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has presented a 30 billion euro investment plan for the economic modernisation of the country. Interestingly from the perspective of the eMobility industry is that two million electric and hybrid vehicles are to be produced in France by 2030.

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Oct 11, 2021 - 12:40 pm

New York to convert bus fleet to BEVs by 2035

The New York City Council has passed a bill mandating that the city’s school bus fleet be fully electric by 1 September 2035. This is in accordance with the decision to allow only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to be sold from 2035.

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Oct 5, 2021 - 11:49 am

Norway considers introducing luxury EV tax

According to a media report, Norway’s new government is planning a luxury tax on expensive electric cars. Specifically, the future cabinet plans to impose a 25 per cent value-added tax on the portion of the purchase price that exceeds 600,000 kroner (about 60,000 euros).

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Oct 3, 2021 - 04:19 pm

Midwest states to build up EV infrastructure

In the USA, five Midwest states gave announced that they will work together to increase the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will form the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition, or “REV Midwest.”

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