Jun 16, 2019 - 08:15 pm

UK: Government departments must move on ULEV

British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has set out plans for the government to move towards ultra-low emission car fleets over the next decade. The Government Car Service is on track to meet the targets, with EVs making up nearly 23% of the fleet.

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Jun 15, 2019 - 02:37 pm

EU states set binding CO2 limits for trucks and buses

The first European CO2 emission standards for trucks and other heavy commercial vehicles have now been set: the European Council’s formal adoption of the regulation was the final step in the procedure after the EU Parliament had passed the CO2 targets in April.

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Jun 5, 2019 - 01:30 pm

China tightens regulations for EV startups

The Chinese government is planning new rules to raise the market entry barrier for manufacturers of electric vehicles. The aim is to reduce the number of electric car startups and promote fewer, but more competitive players.

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Jun 4, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Japan tightens CO2 vehicle standards for 2030

The Japanese government has set new standards for the fleet consumption of car manufacturers until 2030. Car manufacturers must reduce the consumption and thus the CO2 emissions of their vehicles sold by 32 per cent by 2030 compared to 2016 – to an average of around 3.9 litres of gasoline per 100 kilometres.

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May 31, 2019 - 03:48 pm

Germany extends EV premiums til end of 2020

The German Federal Ministry of Economics has officially extended the purchase premiums for electric cars and plug-in hybrids until the end of 2020. The environmental bonus will therefore continue in its current form, meaning with identical subsidy rates, until 31 December 2020.

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May 28, 2019 - 02:33 pm

Israel: Tel Aviv to ban polluting vehicles

Tel Aviv is currently drawing up a strategic plan for the electrification of traffic in the Israeli city. This also includes banning “polluting vehicles” from Tel Aviv as of 2025. In the rest of the country, combustion engines will also be inexorably facing extinction.

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May 25, 2019 - 04:03 pm

Germany looks to raising EV subsidies

The German Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer wants to boost electric car sales by raising the ‘Environmental Bonus’ for purely electric cars from currently 2000 to 4000 euros by 2020. The measure would only apply to small battery electric or fuel cell cars with a purchase price of no more than 30,000 euros. 

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May 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm

India considers banning fossil fuel bikes & trikes

In an effort to curb environmental pollution and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, a high-ranking government body in India is pressing for only electric tricycles or rickshaws to be permitted from April 2023 and solely electric two-wheelers to be sold from April 2025.

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May 14, 2019 - 06:03 pm

Tasmania to charge forward

The Climate Change Office of Australia’s island state Tasmania has announced grants to help local businesses install electric vehicle charging stations. In addition to the ChargeSmart scheme, Tasmania’s first ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging station will open in Campbell Town by the end of the year.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2019/06/18/indian-think-tank-pushes-for-faster-electrification/
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