Dec 20, 2018 - 05:22 pm

London against pollution and congestion

London tackles air pollution with further restrictions and subsidies. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have made changes to the congestion charge that applies to central London roads. PHEVs and private hire vehicles such as Uber cars will lose their exemption after 2021.

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Dec 18, 2018 - 04:16 pm

EU agrees on 37.5% CO2 reduction for cars by 2030

EU negotiators finally agreed on CO2 emission rules for cars and vans and the deal is a true compromise. CO2 emissions from new cars will have to decrease by 37.5% by 2030 and 31% for vans, which is slightly above the expected 35%. Yet, punitive measures connected to the number of plug-ins sold, otherwise typical […]

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Dec 18, 2018 - 03:25 pm

South Korea to boost electric vehicle industry

The South Korean government announces plans to advance e-mobility both at home and abroad. Local EV subsidies are to help bring the number of electric vehicles in Korea to 430,000 BEVs and 65,000 FCEVs by 2022. Moreover, manufacturers will receive support to multiply ZEV exports.

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Dec 18, 2018 - 03:05 pm

Switzerland unites behind ‘Roadmap E-Mobility 2022’

In Switzerland, the entire government and representatives of various industries have agreed to work towards a 15 percent marketshare of electric vehicles by 2022. To get there, the ‘Roadmap for Electric Mobility 2022’ includes measures for advancing infrastructure or information campaigns.

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Dec 13, 2018 - 06:12 pm

Finnish Task Force calls for fuel tax + EV incentives

The Finnish Ministry of Transport had asked a Task Force to analyse how the country may reach its goal to eliminate CO2 emissions in the transport sector by 2045. Their final report is out and proposes a range of measures that alternate between the carrot and the stick.

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Dec 12, 2018 - 04:42 pm

EU fails to agree on emissions targets for new cars

The European Parliament, the EU Commission and the member states led by the Austrian Council Presidency have postponed their talks in the dispute over stricter climate protection targets for new cars in the EU. So far they have not been able to reach an agreement.

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Dec 10, 2018 - 04:25 pm

Austria to extend EV subsidies beyond 2018

Subsidies for purely electric cars and plug-in hybrids in Austria have been extended beyond the original expiry date of the end of this year. Details on the continuation of the programme should be published before Christmas.

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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 Parliament agrees on 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. Parliament wants CO2 reduction targets 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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https://www.electrive.com/2018/12/20/london-ups-the-stakes-against-pollution-and-congestion/
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