Nov 25, 2020 - 02:22 pm

Japan to double electric vehicle subsidies

According to reports in Japanese media, the government of Japan plans to double its subsidies for battery-electric vehicles as part of a supplementary budget for 2020. This includes both privately owned vehicles as well as company vehicles.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 12:39 pm

GM withdraws support for Trump emissions plan

The outgoing US president Donald Trump announced last year that he wanted to litigate against California’s right to set its own car emission standards. He received support from some players in the industry, including General Motors. Now the car company has backed out.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 03:15 pm

CA utilities and CARB offer extra premiums for EVs

To increase the uptake of zero- and low-emission vehicles on Californian roads, California electric utilities are teaming up with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to offer up to $1,500 for purchase or lease of electric vehicles. The offer began on the 17 November.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 01:21 pm

New electric vehicle lobby ZETA formed in the USA

In the USA, a lobby organisation has been founded to advocate that only purely electric vehicles should be sold nationwide from 2030 onwards. There are 28 founding members of the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), including Tesla.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Germany extends stimulus for EVs until 2025

In Germany, a panel of top politicians and business leaders has decided on further incentives for electric mobility. As expected, these include the extension of the innovation premium until 2025, but also subsidies and requirements for the expansion of charging infrastructure.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 12:08 pm

UK bans sale of pure combustion engines from 2030

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it official: the government will bring forward the ban on the sale of cars with combustion engines by five years to 2030. This measure is part of a new ten-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 01:59 pm

US Department of Energy releases Hydrogen Program Plan

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the Department’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities. In transport, the Hydrogen Plan focuses on hard-to-decarbonise sectors such as aviation, heavy-duty transport and marine applications.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 07:26 pm

South Australia goes for electric cars

The government of South Australia is allocating $18.3 million in the upcoming State Budget 2020-21 to jump-start the uptake of electric vehicles. At the same time, the South Australian state government has shocked the EV sector imposing a road user charge on electric cars in 2021.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 04:05 pm

UK providing £92 million for 49 e-mobility projects

Government and industry have together filled a funding pot in Great Britain with 92 million pounds (around 102 million euros) to subsidise 49 concrete electrification projects in the country. The funding program is coordinated by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

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Nov 4, 2020 - 02:18 pm

VW & Greece to build e-mobility pilot island

The VW group and the Greek government have agreed to establish a “pioneering mobility system” on the Mediterranean island of Astypalea. To this end, the island’s current transport system is to be converted to electric vehicles and regenerative energies.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 12:04 pm

China to push forward with electrification targets

The State Council of the People’s Republic of China has now confirmed that the share of New Energy Vehicles (BEV, PHEV and FCEV) in total new car sales in China is expected to rise to 20 per cent by 2025 and account for the majority of sales by 2035.

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Oct 5, 2020 - 05:38 pm

Canada invests in electric bus infrastructure

The Canadian government announced it is allocating $1.5 billion (around 960 million euros) to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure. The funds are part of a larger three-year, $10-billion ‘Growth Plan’ that will also invest in clean energy projects.

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Sep 17, 2020 - 01:44 pm

EU Parliament demands maritime emission control

The European Parliament has voted for the inclusion of CO2 emissions from maritime shipping in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to decarbonise naval transport. Now the EU Parliament is to begin negotiations with the EU states on concrete legislation.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 05:54 pm

Used EVs to qualify for Scottish Transport Loan

Starting on 28 September, the Scottish Low Carbon Transport Loan will be extended to include coverage for used electric vehicles. So far, the programme has provided over £85 million in funding to to help locals switch to ultra-low emission and electric vehicles.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 03:13 pm

France presents national hydrogen strategy

The French government presented a national hydrogen strategy. It provides for an investment of 7.2 billion euros by 2030 and a hydrogen production capacity of 6.5 GW by 2030. At the same time, a national H2 committee will be established.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 02:24 pm

EU Commission wants to tighten car CO2 limits

The EU Commission apparently wants to tighten the CO2 limits for cars again. A media report, citing an internal paper, writes that new cars are to emit an average of 50 per cent less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2021. The current official target is set at 37.5 per cent less CO2.

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Sep 3, 2020 - 04:05 pm

Germany to promote e-mobility via EU Council

Germany apparently wants to use its EU Council Presidency to promote e-mobility. In addition to the mandatory construction of hydrogen filling stations, fast-charging stations and a uniform payment system will also be promoted.

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