May 8, 2019 - 07:56 pm

USA: Washington State extends EV tax incentives

Washington State governor Jay Inslee has signed legislation to extend electric vehicle and charging infrastructure tax incentives in the state. They hope to increase the adoption of electric and clean alternative fuel vehicles in order to curb exhaust and greenhouse gas emissions.

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May 6, 2019 - 01:04 pm

France to ban electric scooters from sidewalks

France’s Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne has announced that she will ban electric scooters from sidewalks starting this September. In future, the vehicles will only be on the road or on cycle paths. Infringements could result in a fine of 135 euros.

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May 3, 2019 - 04:37 pm

UK to move electric vehicle target forward to 2030?

The Committee on Climate Change that advises the British government is looking into the sales ban of petrol and diesel powered cars. The planned 2040 target must move forward, say the advisers and suggest 2035 if not 2030 as they assume ICEs and BEVs to reach price parity by mid-2020ies.

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Apr 30, 2019 - 04:05 pm

LA targets 100% electric vehicles by 2050

Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti has just introduced a target for the eradication of CO2 emissions in all transport, housing, industrial and governmental applications by 2050. By 2025, electric vehicles in the city shall increase by 25% and 80% by 2035.

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Apr 16, 2019 - 07:02 pm

Seoul to grant subsidies to two-wheelers

The government of the South Korean capital Seoul wants to provide subsidies for a massive electric offensive. The goal is to replace around 100,000 two-wheelers powered by combustion engines with electric ones by 2025, as well as the electrification of minibuses.

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Apr 11, 2019 - 12:36 pm

US Congress debates EV subsidy extension

US President Trump would like to see the government subsidies for electric cars abolished immediately, but a new draft law in Congress now aims for an extension of the tax rebates and an increase in the upper limit for the number of subsidised vehicles per manufacturer.

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Apr 4, 2019 - 02:48 pm

Germany paves way for electric micro-mobilty

The German federal cabinet has passed the long-announced Small Electric Vehicle Ordinance (eKFV). Now it is up to the federal council to take the next steps. It could adopt the new regulations on 17 May so that the regulation would enter into force this spring.

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Mar 27, 2019 - 03:11 pm

China makes deep cuts to EV subsidies

As was already leaked in January, the Chinese government is cutting its subsidies for electric cars this year before they are to be completely abolished by 2020. The details now published show that the cuts are even more significant than expected.

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Mar 20, 2019 - 04:15 pm

Canada to subsidise EVs with 5,000 CAD

With its new budget, the Canadian government is also announcing subsidies to promote the growth of electric vehicles in the country. Over the next three years, 300 million dollars are to be made available for purchase premiums.

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Feb 25, 2019 - 08:23 pm

London opens £23m van scrappage fund

First promised late last year, London has opened its scrapping fund to help microbusinesses and charities get rid of their older vans and minibuses and switch to cleaner vehicles. Worth 23 million pounds, the “scrap for cash” options are more attractive than expected.

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Feb 19, 2019 - 02:15 pm

EU agrees on CO2 targets for trucks for the first time

Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council have now agreed that the average CO2 emissions of new trucks and buses from 2030 must be 30 per cent lower than in 2019. An interim target of 15 per cent is to be introduced for 2025, given the provisional agreement goes through.

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Feb 18, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Germany to extend tax incentives for plug-in cars

German Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has announced a significant extension of tax incentives for electric cars and plug-in hybrids as company cars in Germany. The 0.5% rule came into force at the beginning of this year is expected to have an effect beyond 2021, the initial end date.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 12:04 pm

France to invest €700M in battery cell production

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that his government will invest 700 million euros in the production of battery cells for electric cars over the next five years. The plan is part of a Franco-German project to establish cell production in Europe. 

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Feb 12, 2019 - 12:12 pm

EU releases new EV quotas

Representatives of the EU Parliament and the EU Member States have agreed on the key points of the revised Clean Vehicles Directive and thus set binding procurement targets for zero-emission or low-emission vehicles by public authorities and public companies.

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Feb 1, 2019 - 03:39 pm

The Norway factor in CO2 emissions

Despite Norway not being a part of the European Union, they will be included in the overall CO2 emissions figures with their European neighbours. And not only that, electric vehicles sold in Norway count twice when it comes to fleet emissions.

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Jan 30, 2019 - 01:27 pm

India gears import taxes for domestic EV assembly

The Indian government has lowered import duty on parts of electric vehicles from 15-30 per cent to 10-15 per cent, effective January 30.  At the same time, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is now charging customs duty for battery packs for EVs, which were previously exempt.

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Jan 29, 2019 - 11:15 am

Luxemburg upgrades e-mobility subsidies

The Luxembourg government has restructured its electromobility subsidies this year. The previous model of tax relief has been replaced by a new system with targeted subsidies. The premiums amount to 5,000 for electric cars and 2,500 for PHEVs. Moreover, all types of smaller electric vehicles can expect some funding too.

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