Jul 9, 2021 - 12:39 pm

South Korea to invest in battery industry

South Korea’s government wants to support domestic battery manufacturers with billions of dollars in investment. Not only the well-known industry giants such as LG Energy Solution, Samsung SDI or SK Innovation are to benefit from this, but also smaller companies. Concrete targets for individual battery technologies have also been set.

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Jul 7, 2021 - 04:54 pm

NZ extends EV road charges exemptions

In New Zealand, Transport Minister Michael Wood has extended the exemption on Road User Charges (RUC) for electric vehicles. This saves Kiwis driving electric vehicles around $800 a year in addition to the country’s EV subsidy, the Clean Car Discount.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 04:05 pm

India extends Fame II subsidy programme

The government of India is extending the second phase of the national eMobility subsidy programme FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles), which started on 1 April 2019. FAME 2 was originally scheduled to run until the end of 2022 and has now been extended until 31 May 2024.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 02:04 pm

USA grants funding for electrified buses

The US Department of Transportation is awarding grants totalling $182 million (the equivalent of about 152 million euros) to procure electrified buses and related infrastructure. The money will go to 49 transit agency projects in 46 states and territories.

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Jun 21, 2021 - 03:42 pm

New South Wales promotes EVs down under

In Australia, the New South Wales government has just announced a package of A$490 million (around 309 million euros) to increase the uptake of EVs. We use the news to take a closer look at initiatives on Australia’s east coast.

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Jun 18, 2021 - 04:44 pm

Will the EU set CO2 reduction targets at 60% by 2030?

The EU Commission is planning stricter targets for CO2 emissions from new cars as it considers raising the current CO2 reduction target for 2030 from 37.5 to 60 per cent, while the target for 2035 is to go up to 100%. This would effectively end the sales of ICE vehicles within 14 years.

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Jun 7, 2021 - 12:01 pm

USA to focus on domestic EV battery recycling

The US government is wrapping up a 100-day review of the country’s supply chains in key areas such as e-mobility this week. The White House is presented with reports from several federal agencies, which could be released soon. So far, everything points to increasing battery recycling capacity across the US.

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Jun 3, 2021 - 11:30 am

IPCEI to fund 12 European hydrogen mobility projects

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology (BMWI) and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BMVI) have selected 62 major projects to receive government funding as part of a joint European hydrogen project (Hydrogen IPCEI). The BMVI is funding twelve projects in the mobility sector.

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May 31, 2021 - 11:15 am

Belgium announces new company car electrification bill

The Belgian government has given the green light to a bill by Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem to accelerate the electrification of company cars in the country. At the same time, the planned ban on internal combustion company cars is off the table, but tax advantages are now only available for EVs.

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May 19, 2021 - 11:48 am

IEA recommends 60% vehicle electrification by 2030

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has presented a step-by-step plan on how the world may achieve net CO2 neutrality by 2050. According to the IEA, the climate protection pledges made by governments to date – even if they would fully achieve them – fall far short of the requirements necessary for this.

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May 11, 2021 - 01:40 pm

New York adds $30 million to EV subsidy fund

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that an additional $30 million is now available through the New York State ‘Drive Clean Rebate’ program to assist more consumers to lease or purchase a battery-electric car or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 11:56 am

New York to ban ICE sales as of 2035

The US state of New York is following California’s example and ensuring that only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles may be sold from 2035. By 2045, all new medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the US state are also to be electric.

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Apr 23, 2021 - 02:56 pm

Thailand to only allow BEV sales from 2035

The Thai government will only allow purely electric vehicles to be sold from 2035 onwards. Along the way to this goal, the aim is also for electric vehicles to account for 50 per cent – and not 30 per cent as previously planned – of all new car registrations by the end of this decade.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 01:21 pm

New York launches $85Mn Clean Transportation Prizes

Today, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the New York Clean Transportation Prizes initiative offering up to $85 million through three competitions. New York State is looking for clean transportation solutions with a focus on underserved communities.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 12:35 pm

California EV subsidies almost exhausted

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) expects the available electric vehicle subsidies from the Californian Clean Vehicle Rebate Project to be exhausted within 30 days. This due to demand being even higher than expected.

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Apr 20, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Ireland halves PHEV subsidies

The Irish government will adjust its purchase incentives for electric vehicles as of 1 July 2021. While pure electric cars will continue to be subsidised with 5,000 euros, the subsidy for plug-in hybrids will be halved from the current 5,000 to 2,500 euros.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 12:25 pm

Is this the end of plug-in hybrid sales in the EU?

New EU rules may help phase out plug-in hybrid vehicles sooner than some carmakers were speculating. Drafts for ‘Green Finance’ regulations to come into force this year, would ban manufacturers from labelling PHEVs as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 10:34 pm

The Brussels region cuts red tape for charging rollout

The Brussels regional government has cut some red tape to speed up the planned installation of an additional 250 charging stations across the city. The time between the application and the installation of stations is to be reduced from the current six months to two months.

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