Aug 9, 2022 - 01:27 pm

USPS under more pressure to deliver 100% EV fleet

The massive climate bill that passed the US Senate this week includes three billion dollars for the US Postal Service to decarbonise its delivery fleet. Local media said the US Government “called USPS’s bluff” by supplying as much funding as USPS claimed a 100% BEV fleet would cost.

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Aug 8, 2022 - 01:47 pm

New Jersey budgets $15m a year for electric school buses

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill requiring the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to implement a three-year ‘Electric School Bus Program’. The budget stands at $45 million or $15m per year. It is the latest bill in a row the EV-savvy Governor has signed.

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Aug 8, 2022 - 11:03 am

US Senate reforms electric car tax credits

The US Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act by a narrow majority, which also includes reform of the electric car tax credit. After the vote in the Senate, the legislative package will go to the House of Representatives this week, where the Democrats have a slim majority.

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Aug 3, 2022 - 01:15 pm

British Columbia increases EV subsidy rebates

The government of British Columbia has increased the maximum provincial rebate under the ‘CleanBC Go Electric Passenger Vehicle Rebate Program’ from $3,000 to $4,000. At the same time, the province decreased the funding for households with higher incomes.

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Aug 1, 2022 - 04:54 pm

China to extend sales tax exemption for NEVs to 2023

The Chinese government wants to continue the purchase tax exemption for New Energy Vehicles (BEVs, FCEVs and PHEVs) in 2023. The purchase tax exemption for NEVs in China has been in place since 2014, and with its continuation the government wants to further support the growth of the industry.

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Jul 29, 2022 - 03:45 pm

US Senate to move forward with new EV tax credit

The Democrats in the US Senate have presented a new bill on the tax credit for electric cars. This bill retains the amount of 7,500 dollars, but the upper limit of 200,000 electric cars per manufacturer is removed – which would make Tesla and GM eligible again. The law has not yet been passed, but […]

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Jul 27, 2022 - 01:35 pm

Germany to revamp ‘environmental bonus’ subsidies

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) has essentially confirmed the key points of new EV regulations for the environmental bonus from 2023. The new subsidy package will focus more on individual drivers, rather than company fleets, as well as include a reduction of the funds.

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Jul 24, 2022 - 12:29 pm

Ireland boosts the uptake of EVs with new measures

Ireland’s Department of Transport announced a suite of grants and initiatives to support greater adoption of electric vehicles. These include home charging initiatives, a register for smart chargers, as well as a commercial vehicle program for businesses and organisations to trial electric commercial vehicles.

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Jul 20, 2022 - 03:11 pm

Canberra to introduce EV incentives

The government of the Australian Capital Territory has released a new strategy set to make zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) an affordable option for Canberrans in the years to come. The strategy sets a new target of 80-90% of new light vehicle sales being ZEVs by 2030 and also outlines a plan to start phasing out light […]

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Jul 18, 2022 - 01:57 pm

New York: Bill discounts added to EV Make-Ready scheme

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has approved an EV charging programme that provides drivers with bill discounts when they charge during grid-friendly times. The State Public Service Commission works with New York’s utilities on so-called managed EV charging programmes.

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Jul 18, 2022 - 11:56 am

IPCEI Hy2Tech: EU approves first hydrogen projects

The EU Commission has approved the first 41 Important Projects of Common European Interest within the IPCEI Hydrogen this week. Officially called IPCEI Hy2Tech, first-wave participants are working on hydrogen generation and logistics focusing on uses in electric transport.

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Jul 12, 2022 - 01:02 pm

Canada introduces subsidies for medium and heavy EVs

The Canadian government has launched the new Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (IMHZEV) Program. The $550 million programme will run for four years, starting on July 11 and will provide purchase incentives worth around 50% of the price difference between an electric vehicle and a combustion vehicle.

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Jul 4, 2022 - 05:47 pm

Illinois introduces rebate programme for EVs

In the USA, a new rebate programme for EVs opened in Illinois on 1 July. Anyone who buys an electric vehicle (car, truck or van) can apply for a $4,000 rebate from the state for their purchase. For electric motorcycles there is also a $1,500 rebate, but not for electric mopeds.

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Jul 4, 2022 - 03:28 pm

Austria funds 289 electric buses

With the funding programme called Emission-free Buses and Infrastructure (EBIN), the Austrian Climate Protection Ministry is now supporting Austrian companies to convert their fleets to emission-free buses along with the necessary charging and refuelling infrastructure.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 03:07 pm

Scotland budgets £28m to foster niche heavy-duty ZEVs (ZEMIF)

The Scottish Government is providing £28 million (€32.6Mn) across the next four years to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles. The Zero Emission Mobility Innovation Fund (ZEMIF) comprises two component funds and was designed with input from the industry.

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Jun 24, 2022 - 11:51 am

EU combustion vehicle sales ban under fire

Germany’s uncertain position on the phasing out of internal combustion vehicles (ICE) in the EU from 2035 appears to embolden other governments to make their own demands. If Germany abstains in the EU Council of Ministers, countries could succeed in watering down the incoming regulation on transport decarbonisation.

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Jun 20, 2022 - 02:09 pm

Norway considers cutting EV advantages

The Norwegian public road administration ‘Statens vegvesen’ has put the removal of some advantages for electric cars in road traffic into play. The considerations are part of a plan to reduce car traffic in Norway as a whole.

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Jun 18, 2022 - 11:30 pm

UK grants awarded for EVs and supply chains

In the UK, more than £43 million of UK government and industry funding has been awarded to projects including electric motorcycles and an all-terrain, 4×4 electric delivery truck designed for emerging markets. Grants also went to feasibility and early-stage proposals that could bolster the UK electric vehicle supply chain.

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Jun 13, 2022 - 12:51 pm

Netherlands already exhausted 2022 EV subsidy pot

In the Netherlands, the budget for government subsidies for new electric cars has been exhausted for this year. The government had set aside 71 million euros for this purpose – enough for 22,000 electric cars, which were subsidised with 3,350 euros each. However, the subsidy is still available for used electric cars this year.

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Jun 9, 2022 - 11:57 am

EU Parliament votes to end combustion vehicle sales in 2035

The EU Parliament has cleared the way for the phasing out of internal combustion engines in new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles from 2035 as part of the EU climate package “Fit for 55”. The Parliament’s position for the negotiations with the EU Member States is thus clear.

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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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