Nov 15, 2018 - 04:00 pm

Paris to ban older diesels in summer 2019

The Metropole du Grand Paris council has decided to ban older diesel vehicles registered before the end of 2000 from the area within the A86 ring road. The area is home to some 5.6 million inhabitants and includes Paris and 79 municipalities.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 06:11 pm

EU decides on binding CO2 reduction targets for trucks

The EU Parliament has voted in favour of binding CO2 limits for trucks. In their resolution, parliamentarians decided on stronger reduction targets than those proposed by the EU Commission. CO2 reduction targets are now binding for trucks with a 20 percent reduction by 2025 and 35 percent by 2030.

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Oct 31, 2018 - 04:52 pm

France: Carmakers agree to supplement eMobility

The French government and major carmakers have agreed to subsidise the switch from fossil fuel powered cars to electric vehicles. The manufacturers will thus supplement France’s scrappage scheme so that it can be raised and extended in 2019.

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Oct 27, 2018 - 02:13 pm

CARB approves $483 million budget for 2018-19

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a 483 million dollar budget for the 2018 to 2019 fiscal period. The budget will be used to fund clean vehicle rebates, zero emission public transport and logistics and other mobility pilot projects.

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Oct 24, 2018 - 04:26 pm

Madrid banning petrol cars from city centre

Big changes await the people of Madrid. On November, 23 a policy called ‘Madrid Central’ will come into force that effectively bans all conventional cars from driving through the city centre. In addition, other measures designed to clear the air over the Spanish capital as well as to make space inside the city centre have […]

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Oct 12, 2018 - 01:38 pm

UK confirms cuts to plug-in car grant

The British government has announced that the subsidy programme for EVs would be cut by 1,000 pounds starting next month, and that most plug-in hybrids would be removed from the Plug-in Car Grant entirely, in a move to save money.

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Oct 10, 2018 - 04:10 pm

Denmark aiming for decarbonisation of transport

The Danish government presented a new climate action plan with 38 measures, among them the previously leaked ban on the sales of all ICEs by 2030 and hybrid cars by 2035. In addition, the Danes will electrify their entire taxi and bus fleet by 2030 and are ready to spend millions.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 05:43 pm

EU Commission to invest €700M in greener transport

The European Commission has proposed to invest 695.1 million euros in 49 projects aiming to develop a more sustainable transport infrastructure in Europe. Funding includes all transport modes, from airports and ports to rail and roads, here with a nod to electric cars.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 05:11 pm

UK: Tories may axe electric car subsidies

Whilst the British government is juggling with the budget, ministers have warned the Treasury that the budget for the Plug-in Grant scheme is falling short and may demand cuts. Solutions, or ways around spending more rather, are currently being discussed.

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Oct 4, 2018 - 09:54 pm

EU lawmakers push for stricter CO2 regulation

A majority of EU Parliamentarians backed a more ambitious target to cut CO2 emissions from cars and vans. MEPs voted for a 40 percent target by 2030, thus setting the stage for tough negotiations with national governments and introducing an EV sales quota through the backdoor.

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Oct 3, 2018 - 04:17 pm

Denmark to ban sales on petrol and diesel cars by 2030

The announcement by the government stated that the ban will be instated by 2030 on all internal combustion engine cars, and aims to have one million EVs on Danish roads by then. The sale of hybrid vehicles may also be banned in 2035, according to prime minister Lars Rasmussen.

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Sep 27, 2018 - 08:59 pm

CARB announces up to $205 million in EV grants

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced up to $205 million in grants for projects to accelerate the adoption of clean freight technologies and improving air quality in the state. Eleven projects will receive $150 million, with another $55 million to be considered for further investment.

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Sep 27, 2018 - 06:38 pm

Update on PHEV adaption to WLTP

The new WLTP standard in the EU has automobile manufacturers scrambling to adapt their plug-in hybrid vehicles to the new emissions regulations. Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche have even temporarily halted sales of PHEVs in the EU.

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Sep 19, 2018 - 08:29 pm

California to ban early EV adopters from HOV lanes

Early adopters of electric vehicles will be red listed next year as they are losing an early privilege in California. The state will replace the green and white stickers that permitted access to HOV lanes with red ones, only those will not be available to all.

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Sep 13, 2018 - 06:03 pm

New e-mobility initiative finds warm welcome

The Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge, which was launched in July by the international Climate Group network and C40 cities has made some major steps: 26 additional states, cities, regions and companies have agreed to join the e-mobility effort.

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Sep 11, 2018 - 05:04 pm

Iceland launches ambitious Climate Strategy

The Icelandic government has launched its new Climate Strategy today aiming for the country to be carbon neutral before 2040. The plan includes 34 measures ranging from a ban on new sales of ICEs by 2030 and the decarbonisation of transport to carbon-curbing measures such as reforestation.

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Sep 11, 2018 - 03:29 pm

UK: Government & Industry pushing for low carbon future

The UK’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit took place in Birmingham today with the industry rallying behind Theresa May. The Prime Minister announced 106 million pounds in funding for low carbon technologies, matched by half a billion from businesses. Moreover, the Brexiteers are calling for cooperation.

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Sep 10, 2018 - 02:49 pm

UK: Electric cars could get green number plates

“Green cars” are to get corresponding license plates in an effort to boost electric car sales in Great Britain. The government’s proposal follows recommendations of their behavioural insights unit and aims to increase awareness of PEVs.

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Sep 6, 2018 - 03:16 pm

China strikes another 272 vehicles from subsidy list

The Chinese ministry for industry has announced further eliminations from their list of vehicles eligible for subsidies: This time 272 electric and hybrid vehicles will no longer be subsidized, because they had not entered production/been imported by the end of August.

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Sep 4, 2018 - 05:46 pm

Scotland mobilises millions for e-mobility

The Scottish government has announced several e-mobility investments coming up: 15 million pounds (€16.6 million euros) will be invested into the set up of 1,500 new charging locations, and a subsidy of 1.7 million pounds (€1.9 million) will support the acquisition of more than 100 new “green” buses.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/09/04/scotland-mobilises-millions-for-e-mobility/
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