EU clears German scheme for e-buses and charging infrastructure
The EU Commission has approved funding of 70 million euros for Germany to invest in electric and plug-in hybrid buses as well as charging infrastructure until 2021. Proposed measures had been found to be in line with EU state aid rules.Weiterlesen
European Battery Alliance (EBA) is taking shape
The European Battery Alliance (EBA) has been conjured up by the EU Commission. Their latest action plan outlines a schedule until 2023 and names various players along the entire value chain. The aim is to set up a European cell production in order to break the dependency on Asian suppliers.Weiterlesen
Free public transport for all in Germany – reactions
The new German government is thinking to make public transport in cities free of charge for everybody in an attempt to clear the air with Brussels. The EU Commission threatens to file a lawsuit against Germany after cities continue to fail to stay within emission limits.Weiterlesen
EU Commission to sue Malta and Romania over lack of infrastructure
The European Commission decided to file a lawsuit against Malta and Romania at the EU’s Court of Justice. Both countries have failed to hand in a national strategy for rolling out infrastructure for electric and alternative fuel vehicles.Weiterlesen
EU funding to initiate pan-European charging network
The European Commission suggests to invest 1bn euros out of the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) fund to support a total of 39 infrastructure projects. Among them: The installation of a pan-European network with 340 charging stations. This network shall spread out across 13 European countries.Weiterlesen
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EU Commission, Nitin Gadkari.
“The Commission will speed up analytical work on design options for standards for heavy duty vehicles and will launch a public consultation to prepare the ground for a legislative proposal.”
This is from a EU Commission document recovered by Reuters, that outlines limits on CO2 emissions from trucks for the first time. The draft also includes new fuel efficiency standards for cars and vans from 2020.
“He proposed to the Tesla senior executives to make India their Asia manufacturing hub and offered land near major Indian ports to facilitate export of their vehicles to South and South East Asian countries.”
This is the reasoning behind a recent visit of India’s minister for transport, Nitin Gadkari, at Tesla’s factory in Fremont. If he managed to convince the Californians to start manufacturing in India remains to be seen.