Iceland launches ambitious Climate Strategy
The Icelandic government has launched its new Climate Strategy today aiming for the country to be carbon neutral before 2040. The plan includes 34 measures ranging from a ban on new sales of ICEs by 2030 and the decarbonisation of transport to carbon-curbing measures such as reforestation.
France funds U.S. climate scientists
French president Macron puts the money where his mouth is as he pledges to grant millions to U.S. scientists working on climate change. Such foreign aid had become vital since Trump is in open denial and wants to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
Toyota Prius vs. Chevy Volt, EV fleet at Cop21.
Click tip: Green Car Reports pitches the new Toyota Prius against the Chevy Volt inside and out. Conclusion: if you have no place to charge your vehicle, the hybrid best-seller is the closest to an EV you can get.
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Video tip: The Renault-Nissan Alliance provided a 200 EV strong shuttle fleet for the COP21 in Paris, said to be the largest ZEV fleet ever assembled for an international conference. The carmaker here again outlines what can be done to push electrification.
COP21 climate protection measures, U.S. fast chargers.
Reading tip: The COP21 in Paris led to a series of (intended) climate protection measures concerning the mobility sector. Partners of the “Paris Declaration on Electro-Mobility and Climate Change & Call to Action” commit to i.e. electrifying at least 20 percent of transportation by 2030.
Click tip: Inside EVs compares the number of installed Tesla Supercharger and Destination Chargers in the U.S. to current CHAdeMO and CCS charge points. Tesla leads the way in terms of public charging, while CCS still has a lot of catching up to do.