Illinois introduces rebate programme for EVs
In the USA, a new rebate programme for EVs opened in Illinois on 1 July. Anyone who buys an electric vehicle (car, truck or van) can apply for a $4,000 rebate from the state for their purchase. For electric motorcycles there is also a $1,500 rebate, but not for electric mopeds.
UK grants awarded for EVs and supply chains
In the UK, more than £43 million of UK government and industry funding has been awarded to projects including electric motorcycles and an all-terrain, 4×4 electric delivery truck designed for emerging markets. Grants also went to feasibility and early-stage proposals that could bolster the UK electric vehicle supply chain.