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Sep 2, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Maine uses VW’s penalty funds for EV subsidies

The US state of Maine won a $5.1 million legal settlement against the Volkswagen Group for violating state environmental laws and emissions through their marketing and sales of light vehicles in 2017. The funds are now to be used to fund the procurement of BEVs and PHEVs.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 12:23 pm

South Korea announces new EV subsidies for 2020

In the coming year, the South Korean government will provide the equivalent of around 900 million dollars in subsidies for e-mobility. The money will not only be used to subsidise electric and fuel cell cars, but also the associated infrastructure.

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Aug 6, 2019 - 01:05 pm

Indonesia plans a series of EV incentives

The Indonesian government is planning a series of incentives to increase the uptake of electric vehicles as well as supporting the manufacture of these in the country. Indonesia aspires to become a hub for electric vehicle manufacturing and an exporter.

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Jul 27, 2019 - 02:08 pm

US car makers make deal with CARB for CO2 reduction

While the Trump government is sticking to its plan to freeze emissions standards for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles at today’s levels until 2026, VW, BMW, Ford and Honda have now signed a framework agreement with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce emissions.

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Jul 16, 2019 - 05:19 pm

UK may introduce home charging port requirement

The British government has put forth a proposal in a public consultation to become the first nation to introduce mandatory charging points in new homes. Additionally, all new rapid chargers will have to offer card payment options starting in 2020.

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Jul 15, 2019 - 03:27 pm

Romania extends EV subsidy programme

The Romanian Ministry of the Environment is doubling the budget for its Rabla Plus programme, which offers subsidies for the purchase of electric and hybrid cars. An additional 3.2 million euros are now available.

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Jul 10, 2019 - 02:01 pm

California considers tripling EV subsidies

The state of California could soon triple the subsidies for zero-emissions cars while cutting those for hybrids. This means buyers in the Golden State could get as much as $7,500 per EV. However, the Senate has yet to approve the draft bill.

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Jul 10, 2019 - 01:06 pm

UK to strike company car tax for EVs in 2020

The monetary advantage for the private use of electric company cars (BiK) will no longer have to be taxed in Great Britain from next year, the British government has now announced. De facto, only fully electric cars will benefit.

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Jul 9, 2019 - 12:18 pm

New Zealand plans BEV subsidies & CO2 tariffs

New Zealand’s government wants to make imported electric and hybrid vehicles cheaper by up to 8,000 NZ dollars from 2021 onwards through discounts. But a classic sales premium will not be the end of the story: Import cars with high CO2 emissions are to become significantly more expensive.

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Jul 2, 2019 - 05:41 pm

China continues VAT exemption for cleaner vehicles

The purchase of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the so-called New Energy Vehicles, will remain exempt from VAT in China until the end of 2020. This has now been confirmed by the Ministry of Finance and the State Tax Administration in a joint statement.

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Jun 30, 2019 - 12:24 pm

USA: Climate Mayors set targets for EV purchases

At the second “Climate Mayors Summit” in Honolulu, representatives of more than 140 US cities and counties committed themselves to purchase a large electric fleet by the end of 2020. In addition, the Climate Mayors also want to buy electric school buses.

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Jun 29, 2019 - 05:35 pm

China begins subsidy cuts on municipal level

The Beijing government has abolished municipal subsidies for some electric vehicles. Manufacturers of electric vehicles in China can now only be granted subsidies from the central government before these are phased out next year.

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Jun 26, 2019 - 02:29 pm

Massachusetts pulls the plug on EV subsidies

Beyond September this year, the state government of Massachusetts will not be continuing subsidies on the purchase of electric cars and motorbikes. As electric vehicles get more popular and funds low, state lawmakers have decided to discontinue the program.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/19/trump-wants-to-eliminate-californias-environmental-standards/
19.09.2019 13:57