Sep 24, 2019 - 01:27 pm

Electrification becomes an election topic in Britain

The British Labour party, currently in opposition, is taking a stand on electric mobility for the new elections that are likely to take place soon in the wake of Brexit chaos. In the event of an election victory, Labour wants to massively promote the purchase of electric cars with a series of measures.

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Sep 23, 2019 - 11:22 am

US states fight back to reduce emissions despite Trump

California and 22 other US states have now filed lawsuits against the Trump administration, who is trying to deny them the right to set their own – higher – emissions standards. California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has also just signed two laws to tighten emission standards for trucks and other vehicles.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Maine uses VW’s penalty funds for EV subsidies

The US state of Maine won a $5.1 million legal settlement against the Volkswagen Group for violating state environmental laws and emissions through their marketing and sales of light vehicles in 2017. The funds are now to be used to fund the procurement of BEVs and PHEVs.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 12:23 pm

South Korea announces new EV subsidies for 2020

In the coming year, the South Korean government will provide the equivalent of around 900 million dollars in subsidies for e-mobility. The money will not only be used to subsidise electric and fuel cell cars, but also the associated infrastructure.

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Aug 6, 2019 - 01:05 pm

Indonesia plans a series of EV incentives

The Indonesian government is planning a series of incentives to increase the uptake of electric vehicles as well as supporting the manufacture of these in the country. Indonesia aspires to become a hub for electric vehicle manufacturing and an exporter.

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Jul 27, 2019 - 02:08 pm

US car makers make deal with CARB for CO2 reduction

While the Trump government is sticking to its plan to freeze emissions standards for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles at today’s levels until 2026, VW, BMW, Ford and Honda have now signed a framework agreement with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce emissions.

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Jul 16, 2019 - 05:19 pm

UK may introduce home charging port requirement

The British government has put forth a proposal in a public consultation to become the first nation to introduce mandatory charging points in new homes. Additionally, all new rapid chargers will have to offer card payment options starting in 2020.

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Jul 15, 2019 - 03:27 pm

Romania extends EV subsidy programme

The Romanian Ministry of the Environment is doubling the budget for its Rabla Plus programme, which offers subsidies for the purchase of electric and hybrid cars. An additional 3.2 million euros are now available.

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Jul 10, 2019 - 02:01 pm

California considers tripling EV subsidies

The state of California could soon triple the subsidies for zero-emissions cars while cutting those for hybrids. This means buyers in the Golden State could get as much as $7,500 per EV. However, the Senate has yet to approve the draft bill.

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Jul 10, 2019 - 01:06 pm

UK to strike company car tax for EVs in 2020

The monetary advantage for the private use of electric company cars (BiK) will no longer have to be taxed in Great Britain from next year, the British government has now announced. De facto, only fully electric cars will benefit.

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Jul 9, 2019 - 12:18 pm

New Zealand plans BEV subsidies & CO2 tariffs

New Zealand’s government wants to make imported electric and hybrid vehicles cheaper by up to 8,000 NZ dollars from 2021 onwards through discounts. But a classic sales premium will not be the end of the story: Import cars with high CO2 emissions are to become significantly more expensive.

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Jul 5, 2019 - 04:29 pm

France expands charging station subsidy programme

The French government is expanding its Advenir programme, launched in 2016, with the help of which more than 7,300 new charging points for electric cars have been financed to date. In the future, private charging points will also be subsidised.

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Jul 2, 2019 - 05:41 pm

China continues VAT exemption for cleaner vehicles

The purchase of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the so-called New Energy Vehicles, will remain exempt from VAT in China until the end of 2020. This has now been confirmed by the Ministry of Finance and the State Tax Administration in a joint statement.

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Jun 30, 2019 - 12:24 pm

USA: Climate Mayors set targets for EV purchases

At the second “Climate Mayors Summit” in Honolulu, representatives of more than 140 US cities and counties committed themselves to purchase a large electric fleet by the end of 2020. In addition, the Climate Mayors also want to buy electric school buses.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/24/british-labour-party-backs-broad-uptake-of-electric-cars/
24.09.2019 13:42