Apr 18, 2018 - 01:22 pm

EU agrees rules to make buildings EV ready

The EU Parliament has had its final vote on the energy performance of buildings including the installation of EV charging infrastructure. The rules differ from the EU Commission’s initial proposal as it asks for less charging opportunities.

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Apr 17, 2018 - 05:40 pm

China drops JV requirements for foreign companies

Now it’s official, the government in Beijing has dropped the requirement for foreign car manufacturers to team up with a local joint venture partner – and sooner than expected. Specifically foreign firms making BEVs and PHEVs may begin selling in China this year.

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Apr 16, 2018 - 04:22 pm

Australia: ACT launches new EV action plan

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is Australia’s federal district that contains the capital Canberra. ACT now decided to well, act, on driving growth for electric vehicles with a new action plan running throughout 2021.

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Apr 16, 2018 - 02:43 pm

India extends FAME scheme once more

India’s government extends its Faster Adoption And Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (FAME) subsidy scheme for another six months until the end of September. A relaunch as FAME 2 is currently in the making.

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Apr 8, 2018 - 05:27 pm

UK government extends operating licenses for vans

The British government changed the laws regarding driving permits to make alternative energy vans more attractive to the wider public. The normal drivers license now allows for drivers to drive a hybrid or electric transporter weighing up to 4.25 tons, instead of the previous 3.5 tons.

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Apr 3, 2018 - 01:36 pm

EPA to roll back emissions standards

Citing the Obama era EPA consumption standards for cars and light trucks as “too high”, administrator Scott Pruitt has announced the plan to implement “more appropriate” GHG emissions standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

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Mar 27, 2018 - 02:40 pm

Netherlands discussing 100 measures for cleaner air

The Dutch are discussing an extensive series of measures to improve air quality in Holland. The approx. 100 measures include investing in charging infrastructure for EVs as well as options to incentivise the driving of EVs, such as reduced parking fees.

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Mar 24, 2018 - 11:53 pm

Paris considers free public transport to curb air pollution

Paris may provide free public transport if a motion by Mayor Anne Hildago overcomes the opposition. A feasibility study is to see whether such a measure would motivate more people to take the Métro. Paris transport authority IDFM, rejected the proposal despite other examples from Europe.

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Mar 7, 2018 - 01:49 pm

Israel to cease the use of fossil fuels by 2030

Israel aims to stop the use of fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and diesel in energy and transport by 2030, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz stated at a conference in Tel Aviv. The goal is to rely solely on renewable energy and natural gas.

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Mar 2, 2018 - 01:32 pm

Brussels to tackle air pollution

The Belgian capital has passed a law which will make public transport and the bike sharing programme free on high pollution days. The law will also cut speed limits. Temporary ICE bans are also possible.

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Mar 1, 2018 - 11:55 am

Rome to go diesel free by 2024

The Italian capital has announced plans to ban private diesel vehicles within the historical centre as of 2024. The Roman mayor Virginia Raggi announced the plan in at the Women4Climate conference in Mexico City.

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Feb 28, 2018 - 07:22 pm

Hybrid and electric cars may stay quiet until 2020

The silent approach of electric vehicles is seen as a danger by some and so hybrid and electric vehicles must emit artificial noises sounding their approach. The “Quiet Car Rule” was to take effect in the States next year but has now been delayed until 2020.

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Feb 22, 2018 - 04:40 pm

Diesel ban: Judges postpone decision until Tuesday

The German federal administrative court in Leipzig has announced their decision to postpone their decision on a possible diesel prohibition within cities until Tuesday, 27. Central to the discussion is the question whether German cities can afford to ban diesel vehicles in legal terms.

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Feb 17, 2018 - 04:52 pm

Project Ireland 2040 with €22bn for Climate Action

The Irish government has published its new national development plan ‘Project Ireland 2040’ which outlines the country’s move to a low carbon economy bolstered with 116 billion euros. 22bn have been earmarked for climate protection measures, including electric transport initiatives.

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Feb 16, 2018 - 06:16 pm

Balearic Islands to become EV oasis

The Balearic government has announced plans to ban vehicles that run on fossil fuels from the streets of Mallorca, as well as from those on the other Balearic Islands by 2035. A diesel-ban is to start even sooner, by 2025.

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Feb 14, 2018 - 06:08 pm

Free public transport for all in Germany – reactions

The new German government is thinking to make public transport in cities free of charge for everybody in an attempt to clear the air with Brussels. The EU Commission threatens to file a lawsuit against Germany after cities continue to fail to stay within emission limits.

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Feb 14, 2018 - 03:58 pm

China raises EV range benchmarks with updated subsidies

China’s central government is increasing EV subsidies for electric cars travelling 150 km+ on a single charge but in turn makes this the new threshold EVs have to cross to become eligible for funding. At the same, the grant for long-range EVs from 400 km has been raised.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/04/18/eu-agrees-rules-to-make-buildings-ev-ready/
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