Feb 25, 2021 - 12:58 pm

USA launches battery supply chain investigation

US President Joe Biden has signed an Executive Order to review US supply chains, with a particular focus on key sectors of the US auto industry. The 100-day review will cover semiconductors, rare earth metals and batteries for electric vehicles.

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Feb 24, 2021 - 11:09 am

Washington State & Virginia mandate stricter EV regulations

The US state of Washington has introduced a law according to which all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold there must be purely electric from 2030. In Virginia, stricter regulations are to apply from the 2025 model year, but a ban on internal combustion engines has not yet been decided.

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Feb 19, 2021 - 11:45 am

South Korea aims to push EV innovation

The South Korean government, in close cooperation with the industry, has decided to push technological innovations in the field of e-mobility so strongly that the prices for electric cars will drop by the equivalent of at least 7,500 euros by 2025.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 09:10 pm

New Jersey prioritises decarbonisation projects

In the USA, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has just announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean transportation projects that range from the decarbonisation of cargo port handling to charging structure, ride-hailing and electrifying garbage and delivery trucks.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 05:36 am

Scotland targets ebikes and EV charging

The Scottish Government has just awarded over £633,000 to support 45 e-bike projects across the country. The government has also awarded £210,000 to test new ways of improving accessibility across ChargePlace Scotland’s electric vehicle charging network. 

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Feb 11, 2021 - 06:38 pm

New Zealand funds 22 projects in emission-free transport

The New Zealand government has just approved funding for 22 new low-emission transport projects across the country. The projects in the latest round of government co-funding include a bike and car share scheme, EV charging stations as well as hydrogen and battery-electric trucks.

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Jan 26, 2021 - 03:17 pm

Chile launches electric taxi scheme

The Chilean government has launched a new program to promote electric mobility in taxi services. The ‘My Electric Taxi Program’ provides co-financing of up to $ 11,000 to owners of current gasoline-powered taxis to renew their vehicles for purely electric BYD taxis.

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Jan 26, 2021 - 12:26 pm

Biden pledges to electrify government fleets

The new US President Joe Biden has announced that all 645,000 government vehicles nationwide will be replaced by electric vehicles. He says that only US-manufactured electric vehicles will be procured but has not given a timetable for the fleet conversion.

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Jan 22, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Biden announces tougher emissions standards

With the inauguration of Joe Biden, the USA is also facing a new chapter in transport policy. This not only pertains to the exhaust regulations changed by the Trump administration, but also various subsidies for electric mobility.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 03:10 pm

British Columbia increases maximum rebates for commercial EVs

In Canada, British Columbia’s Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) is set to receive a $31-million cash boost to double the maximum rebates for electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles available for local businesses and governments, public sector organisations and non-profit organisations.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 01:54 pm

Gothenburg to test emission-free ‘Green City Zone’

Starting in the spring of 2021, the Swedish port city of Gothenburg is planning to establish a zero-emission urban area under the title ‘Gothenburg Green City Zone,’ which will have a variety of climate-neutral modes of transport and a networked infrastructure.

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Jan 11, 2021 - 04:58 pm

California to boost zero-emission economy

California’s Governor Newsom has proposed a 4.5-billion-dollar budget for economic stimulus in 2021. This includes $1.5Bn earmarked to help people and businesses purchase electric or hydrogen vehicles and equipment as well as funds for relevant charging and refilling infrastructure.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 02:29 pm

China lowers private EV subsidies by 20%

Lower subsidy rates for electric cars and plug-in hybrids will apply in China from the new year. At 20 per cent, the reduction compared with 2020 is twice as high for private individuals as announced in the spring. Originally, the subsidies were to be phased out entirely at the end of 2020.

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Dec 16, 2020 - 04:00 pm

Japan doubles electric vehicle subsidies

Japan’s Environment Ministry is increasing its subsidies for the purchase of battery electric vehicles. The maximum amount per BEV vehicle will be doubled to 800,000 yen (about 6,340 euros), provided the electricity used in the buyer’s home or office is generated from renewable energy sources.

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Dec 11, 2020 - 12:04 pm

EU announces stricter climate targets for 2030

The EU has adopted more ambitious climate protection targets for 2030. By this year, CO2 emissions are now to be reduced by at least 55 per cent compared with 1990. Previously, a reduction in CO2 emissions of only 40 per cent was planned by 2030.

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Dec 11, 2020 - 11:50 am

France introduces used EV subsidies

In France, the government subsidy of 1,000 euros specifically for the purchase of used purely electric cars announced in October has now come into force. In addition, the government has extended the environmental bonus and the conversion premium in their current amounts until June 2021.

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Dec 10, 2020 - 04:09 am

EU reveals Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The European Commission has published its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy with an Action Plan involving 82 initiatives that should guide transport policies in Europe for the next four years. The Strategy also includes transport industry transition targets by 2030, 2035 and 2050.

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Dec 7, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Denmark ups taxes for ICEs and incentives for EVs

The Danish parliament has passed a tax plan that should help bring at least 775,000 electric and hybrid cars onto the road by 2030. The plan envisions a gradual increase in taxes and charges for cars with a combustion engine and lower taxes for electric cars and charging.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/03/02/city-of-delhi-to-replace-hired-fuel-cars-with-evs/
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