Tag: EU Commission

Jan 20, 2023 - 11:53 am

Four EU nations call for combustion bus & truck phase out

Four EU member states call on the European Commission to set an end date for new trucks and buses with combustion engines. The push comes ahead of stricter CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles due in February and echoes similar sentiments of some in the industry.

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Dec 12, 2022 - 05:49 pm

EU sets the stage for comprehensive battery market regulations

The European Parliament and the member states have reached a preliminary agreement on the revision of the EU regulations for batteries. The background to the regulation is the proposals presented by the EU Commission at the end of 2020 on mandatory sustainability criteria for batteries.

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Dec 6, 2022 - 03:48 pm

H2FLY to lead HEAVEN hydrogen aviation project

The German company H2FLY, which specialises in the development of hydrogen fuel cell systems for aircraft, is taking over project management in the HEAVEN project. The project will test the first passenger aircraft flying on liquid hydrogen (LH2) in 2023.

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Oct 20, 2022 - 02:14 pm

EU sets refuelling and charging infrastructure targets

The EU Parliament has adopted binding minimum targets for the expansion of infrastructure for zero tailpipe-emission transport. These stipulate a minimum density of EV charging and hydrogen refuelling stations that must be affordable and easy to use, and a faster rollout of stations. Emissions in the maritime sector are now to be reduced with specific […]

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Oct 5, 2022 - 09:42 am

EU Parliament wants a charger every 60 kilometres

The EU Parliament’s Transport Committee has presented its proposals for accelerating the expansion of the charging and H2 refuelling infrastructure. In some cases, the committee’s demands go beyond the plans of the EU Commission.

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Jul 18, 2022 - 11:56 am

IPCEI Hy2Tech: EU approves first hydrogen projects

The EU Commission has approved the first 41 Important Projects of Common European Interest within the IPCEI Hydrogen this week. Officially called IPCEI Hy2Tech, first-wave participants are working on hydrogen generation and logistics focusing on uses in electric transport.

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Jun 24, 2022 - 11:51 am

EU combustion vehicle sales ban under fire

Germany’s uncertain position on the phasing out of internal combustion vehicles (ICE) in the EU from 2035 appears to embolden other governments to make their own demands. If Germany abstains in the EU Council of Ministers, countries could succeed in watering down the incoming regulation on transport decarbonisation.

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Mar 23, 2022 - 01:39 pm

SK On receives funding for battery cell plant in Hungary

SK On, the battery division of the South Korean company SK Innovation spun off at the beginning of October 2021, can count on millions in funding for the construction of a third battery cell plant in Hungary. The EU Commission confirmed that it has approved state aid for this amounting to 209 million euros.

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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.

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Feb 8, 2022 - 02:32 pm

EU likely to adopt battery standards by March

After the EU Commission presented proposals for mandatory sustainability criteria for batteries at the end of 2020, the Commission’s text with amendments is expected to be adopted by the EU Parliament in March 2022.

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Jan 14, 2022 - 12:12 pm

EU to demand stricter CO2 standards for new cars

There are signs of a possible further tightening of the EU targets for CO2 emissions from new cars. After the EU Commission had submitted its proposals for this in July 2021, it is now the EU Parliament’s turn – and it has apparently demanded stricter interim targets until 2035.

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Nov 8, 2021 - 11:24 am

Greece stop fossil fuelled car sales in 2030

Greece wants to ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines from 2030. This was announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. As early as 2025, all new taxis and one third of rental cars in Athens and Thessaloniki will have to be electric.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 05:31 pm

SK Innovation subsidized for Hungarian battery plant

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation received a subsidy of 90 million euros from the Hungarian government for its second plant in the country. The prerequisite was that the EU Commission give the green light for the state aid, which has now happened.

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Jul 14, 2021 - 04:32 pm

EU Commission presents ‘Fit for 55’ climate package

The EU Commission has presented its ‘Fit for 55’ climate package. It contains legislative initiatives with which the Commission wants to achieve the goals of the ‘Green Deal’. Crucial for the car industry: CO2 emissions from new cars are to be reduced to zero by 2035, which would mean the end of petrol and diesel.

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Jul 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm

EU Commission plans charging infrastructure requirements

According to a media report, the EU Commission is planning to give the member states concrete requirements for the expansion of the charging infrastructure as part of the eagerly awaited “Fit for 55” climate package. The package is to be published on 14 July.

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Jul 1, 2021 - 10:34 am

Hungary & Samsung SDI submit new papers to justify EU aid

As reported, in October 2019, the EU Commission opened an investigation to examine whether Hungary’s plans to grant subsidies of 108 million euros to Samsung SDI for the expansion of its battery cell production facility in Göd, Hungary, complied with EU rules on regional state aid.

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Jun 18, 2021 - 04:44 pm

Will the EU set CO2 reduction targets at 60% by 2030?

The EU Commission is planning stricter targets for CO2 emissions from new cars as it considers raising the current CO2 reduction target for 2030 from 37.5 to 60 per cent, while the target for 2035 is to go up to 100%. This would effectively end the sales of ICE vehicles within 14 years.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 12:25 pm

Is this the end of plug-in hybrid sales in the EU?

New EU rules may help phase out plug-in hybrid vehicles sooner than some carmakers were speculating. Drafts for ‘Green Finance’ regulations to come into force this year, would ban manufacturers from labelling PHEVs as “sustainable investments” beyond 2025.

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Mar 12, 2021 - 12:56 pm

EU politicians demand local battery production by 2025

German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier, his French colleague Bruno Le Maire and EU Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic wrote in a guest article demanding that by 2025, Europe should be able to produce enough battery cells each year to supply at least seven million electric cars.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 10:56 am

Nine European nations call for EU combustion phase-out

In a letter, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Malta, Ireland, Lithuania and Luxembourg call on the EU Commission to set a phase-out date for the sale of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with combustion engines in the EU that is in line with the goal of climate neutrality by 2050.

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Feb 11, 2021 - 11:16 am

Tesla opens platform for repair by third parties in the EU

Tesla has opened its platform for repair and maintenance information to third parties after several complaints to the EU Commission. Independent car repair shops can now access the information without restrictions. Meanwhile, an investment firm has greatly increased its Tesla shares.

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https://www.electrive.com/2023/01/20/four-eu-nations-call-for-combustion-bus-truck-phase-out/
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