Tag: European Commission

Sep 30, 2020 - 12:54 pm

The EC launches European Raw Materials Alliance ERMA

To secure the supply of raw materials such as lithium or rare earth in Europe, the EU Commission launched the European Raw Materials Alliance today. ERMA already includes 150 companies as well as non-governmental organizations, associations and governments.

Dec 19, 2019 - 03:02 pm

EIB supporting EV infrastructure in Italy

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support Be Charge in expanding charging infrastructure for EVs throughout Italy. The parties signed a 25-million-euro loan facility for a period of 10 years in Rome.



Oct 15, 2018 - 03:33 pm

EU Battery Alliance accelerating progress

One year after airing the plan for an European Battery Alliance (EBA), the EU Commission says their Action Plan is now in place. In the press release they also recapture ongoing efforts and (new) funding schemes to establish a battery industry in Europe.

Jun 11, 2018 - 07:03 pm

EC wants mandatory e-bike insurance

The European Commission has decided that electric bicycles must have a third party liability insurance. While the draft still needs to go through the EU Council and Parliament, it effectively undermines current legislation that equals pedelecs with bicycles.

Feb 4, 2015 - 10:00 am

European Commission, Tim Leverton, Hyundai.

anonym“Electrification of transport should be a high priority, with full integration of electric vehicles in urban mobility policies and in the electricity grid.”

This is what the European Commission says in a discussion paper concerned with a single energy union for Europe. This entails not only the free flow of fuel, but also electric vehicles.

Tim-Leverton“We have already sold buses in Europe with hybrid technology. As electric vehicles are still long way off due to the costly batteries. Hybrid technology is the closest we are in terms of launching here in the next 3-5 years.”

Tata Motors President and Head of Product Engineering Tim Leverton is not yet into EVs but hybrids. The company is also working on fuel cell technology.

Hyunda-Logo100x70“We decided to slash the car’s price, even if we make a loss, because we can’t make further investments or expand infrastructure amid dismal sales.”

This is from Hyundai’s official statement regarding the rather drastic price cut of 43 percent in South Korea (we reported yesterday). If it is a desperate or clever move, time will tell. In any case, it is intended as a commitment to FCVs.


Found on electrive.com
30.09.2020 12:17