Apr 9, 2022 - 07:00 pm
Canada budget puts billions behind push for emobility
The Canadian Government has issued its 2022 budget, which includes comprehensive investments in electromobility. This involves not only purchase incentives and infrastructure expansion but also the raw materials supply chain.
Apr 8, 2022 - 02:08 pm
Italy to invest €650 million per year to lower emissions
The Italian government is allocating 650 million euros annually for 2022, 2023 and 2024 for incentives to purchase electrified and low-emission vehicles. Private individuals can receive a subsidy of 3,000 euros for the purchase of new electric cars. Small and medium-sized enterprises will also be supported.
Apr 7, 2022 - 01:59 pm
Germany issues first grants to decarbonise urban bus fleets
The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) has granted around 600 million euros in funding to procure climate-friendly buses. The largest single purchases are planned by Berlin’s operator BVG and Transdev Berlin with other large purchases in Hamburg and Cologne.
Apr 6, 2022 - 01:11 pm
New fuel economy standards announced in the USA
The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced new fuel economy standards which follow President Biden’s executive order to drive American leadership forward on clean cars.
Mar 31, 2022 - 12:10 pm
Canada sets interim emissions reduction targets
The Canadian government has presented its ‘2030 Emissions Reduction Plan’ and included several e-mobility investments. The goal announced last year of bringing forward the phase-out of internal combustion engines by five years to 2035 is confirmed and supplemented by interim targets.
Mar 28, 2022 - 02:37 pm
ZEBRA: UK Gov’ funds nearly 1,000 zero-emission buses
The British Government, through its Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme, has granted £198Mn to twelve towns and cities. The money will fund 943 battery-electric and hydrogen buses plus associated infrastructure and is the largest funding route to date.
Mar 25, 2022 - 01:23 pm
UK aims for 300,000 charging stations by 2030
The British government wants to increase the number of public charging points for electric vehicles in the UK to 300,000 by 2030. To achieve this goal, it is investing a total of 1.6 billion pounds.
Mar 21, 2022 - 12:59 pm
No new combustion vehicles in Washington State by 2030
The US state of Washington has passed a bill banning the sale, purchase and registration of new petrol-powered vehicles of model year 2030 or later. If it becomes law, Washington will phase out internal combustion vehicles five years earlier than other states such as California.
Mar 17, 2022 - 08:59 pm
Queensland introduces EV purchase incentives
In the Australian state of Queensland, incentives have been introduced for the purchase of electric cars. The subsidy per car amounts to $3,000 Australian (around 2,000 euros) for new battery-electric cars that cost up to $58,000.
Mar 16, 2022 - 04:50 pm
FTA grants over $400Mn to modernise America’s buses
President Biden and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today awarded $409.3 million in grants to 70 projects in 39 states to modernise and electrify America’s buses. The money is, however, only the first instalment of funding that will run in the billions.
Mar 12, 2022 - 01:59 pm
Thailand adopts new EV incentives
Thailand’s government has adopted new government incentives to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. The incentives are part of the Thai government’s plan to convert half of the country’s total car production to electric vehicles by 2030.
Mar 8, 2022 - 03:11 pm
US government invests in electric bus fleets
The U.S. government is awarding nearly $1.5 billion in grants in 2022 to modernize bus fleets and facilities across the country. Of the money allocated, $1.1 billion will go to the Low or No Emission (Low-No) program this year alone.
Mar 8, 2022 - 12:16 pm
London extends the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ)
London’s ultra-low emission zone will be extended to the whole of Greater London by the end of next year under plans set out by the mayor, Sadiq Khan. Khan has ruled out a proposed £3.50 boundary charge for motorists to enter Greater London, as well as a daily clean air charge, which would apply to […]
Mar 7, 2022 - 12:34 pm
Chile to ban combustion motors by 2045
The government of Chile has adopted the national strategy for electromobility. In three stages between 2035 and 2045, different classes of vehicles are to be sold only with zero-emission propulsion.
Mar 7, 2022 - 12:30 pm
South Korea to strike PHEVs from subsidy list
The South Korean government wants to remove hybrid cars from its list of environmentally friendly cars from 2025 or 2026. This would mean that owners of cars with hybrid drives would no longer enjoy tax benefits and purchase bonuses. Instead, electric two-wheelers are to be promoted in future.
Mar 3, 2022 - 12:47 pm
Flanders grants operators €22,000 to buy electric buses
In the Flemish region of Belgium, bus operators may now claim 21,700 euros a year when replacing diesel buses with zero-emission models. Flanders’ government, together with the Federation of Belgian Coach and Bus Operators (FBAA) and De Lijn, have made concrete agreements.
Mar 1, 2022 - 03:45 pm
Zero Emission Zone created in Oxford, UK
Oxford City Council has today launched the UK’s first ‘Zero Emission Zone’ (ZEZ), which will mean daily charges on drivers of all petrol and diesel vehicles as well as hybrid cars.
Feb 28, 2022 - 01:13 pm
Scotland closes first round of electric bus funding scheme
The Scottish Government has awarded over £62 million in the first phase of its Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB) to replace 276 old diesel buses with new electric buses and the necessary charging infrastructure. 137 of these electric buses will be built by ADL in Falkirk.
Feb 25, 2022 - 04:25 pm
EU Commission funds the EBA Academy
The European Commission has awarded energy investor EIT InnoEnergy a 10-million-euro grant for the European Battery Alliance (EBA) Academy. Launched in 2021, the EBA Academy trains professionals across the value chain of the European battery industry.
Feb 22, 2022 - 12:44 pm
UK invests in EV supply chains
UK Research and Innovation is investing £16.7 million to build “the manufacturing capability Britain needs to lead the electric revolution”. The funding will go to 10 different projects around the UK, each surrounding the self-sufficiency of Britain’s supply chains for power electronics, machines, and drives.
Feb 21, 2022 - 02:52 pm
Australia co-funds charging and H2 infrastructure
The Australian government has launched the second round of its Future Fuels Fund. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $127.9 million to encourage fleet operators to integrate battery and hydrogen vehicles into their fleets by co-financing charging facilities and H2 refuelling stations.