North Rhine-Westphalia expands eMobility support
The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has announced new support and subsidies for electric mobility concepts in the state, which will take effect as of the 5th of February. This will include public charging sites as well as communal support to transform the public transportation system.
South Korea’s new subventions have gone live
The recently announced subvention program that the South Korean government planned to roll out, has officially taken effect. A total of 12 million Won (11,160 dollars) per person have been allocated to subvention a total of 16 different car models from both local and foreign producers.
Argentina: Zero import duty on electric buses
The Latin American country has put the import tax for electric buses to 0%. Importers and manufacturers can bring in a total of 350 electric buses duty-free over the next three years. But, for each electric bus imported, they must source another one locally.
Japan aims for zero sales of ICEs by 2040
It looks like 2040 will be the year that finishes fossil-fuel powered vehicles off for good. Japan has now joined the growing circle of countries to set that deadline. Tokyo though wants to work with substantial incentives rather than penalties.
ICE ban in California comes 2040
The Golden State has set its course on climate action and the latest proposal requests to put a halt on all sales of gas guzzlers from 2040 onwards. Chances are for the zero-emission legislation to be passed into law.
French government cancels subsidies for PHEVs
With the beginning of 2018, several modifications within the government’s electric mobility programme are coming into effect. While electric-powered passenger cars and light commercial vehicles further benefit from a 6000-euro purchase rabat, PHEVs are no longer included in this list.
China extends tax rebates for NEVs
The People’s Republic is going to further exempt the 10 percent purchase tax on so-called new-energy vehicles (NEVs), as expected. The initiative was initially introduced in 2014 and got now government approval for three more years until end-2020.
U.S. EV subsidies to stay untouched
In the wake of the big tax reform in the States, the future of the nationwide EV subsidies providing up to 7500 dollars for EVs has been widely unclear. But according to insiders, the programme stays now finally untouched.
Spain updates EV policies
Spain earmarks 35 million euros for electric mobility through the 2017 Movalt Plan that has finally been approved in Madrid. 20 millions are reserved to subsidise PHEV with new rules to apply for the first time.