Tag: funding

Jun 30, 2022 - 01:27 pm

New South Wales gears up for zero-emission bus transition

Australia’s New South Wales government has announced it will invest $218.9 million over the next seven years to start decarbonising the bus fleet. The funding has been confirmed as part of the 2022-23 state budget and defines a gradual transition that will need bolstering until completion envisioned in 2047.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 12:02 pm

West Yorkshire Zero Emission Bus scheme approved

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has approved plans to increase the number of electric buses on regional roads. The West Yorkshire Zero Emission bus programme includes charging facilities at depots and on routes and has three phases.

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May 16, 2022 - 02:25 pm

UK gov’ pushes £200Mn towards zero-emission HGVs

The UK government says it will release over £200 million in funding for a major zero-emission road freight demonstrator programme. Vehicle manufacturers, energy suppliers and fleet and infrastructure operators will be asked to showcase their technology on UK roads.

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May 12, 2022 - 02:37 pm

Northvolt granted funding for German plant

Northvolt is to recieve European funding for its battery factory in Germany. In Berlin, the German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck officially handed over notification of IPCEI funding (Important Projects of Common European Interest) to Northvolt.

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Apr 28, 2022 - 04:29 pm

FreeWire gets $125Mn in latest funding round

FreeWire Technologies has raised $125 million in new capital. The company says it will use the new money to accelerate commercial deployments of its battery-boosted EV charging technology and increase manufacturing capacity as well as R&D.

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Mar 28, 2022 - 03:53 pm

Breathe makes 100 Tesla cars available to London hire drivers

The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) announced today it was providing capital Breathe for deploying 100 Tesla Model 3 to private hire drivers, including Uber, in London. The Vehicle-as-a-Service provider is further supported by fintech Zeti’s pay per mile platform ZERO.

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Mar 28, 2022 - 02:37 pm

ZEBRA: UK Gov’ funds nearly 1,000 zero-emission buses

The British Government, through its Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme, has granted £198Mn to twelve towns and cities. The money will fund 943 battery-electric and hydrogen buses plus associated infrastructure and is the largest funding route to date.

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Mar 21, 2022 - 01:14 pm

Glasgow targets doubling EV charging stations

Glasgow City Council has got an update on charging infrastructure in Scotland’s most populous city. The report includes existing and incoming charge points, with 164 planned for this year and more in the pipeline. Funding has been arranged, yet other factors remain open.

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Mar 16, 2022 - 04:50 pm

FTA grants over $400Mn to modernise America’s buses

President Biden and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today awarded $409.3 million in grants to 70 projects in 39 states to modernise and electrify America’s buses. The money is, however, only the first instalment of funding that will run in the billions.

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Mar 14, 2022 - 03:55 pm

Austria funds zero-emission commercial vehicles (ENIN)

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) has published a new funding program for zero-emission commercial vehicles and infrastructure, ENIN for short. The budget amounts to 275 million euros until the end of 2025, with the first call for proposals set for mid-2022.

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Feb 17, 2022 - 04:40 pm

British eCargo bike maker EAV finds new funding

Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) has completed a funding round led by H+ Partners. Based in Oxfordshire, the company is working to produce enclosed delivery electric bikes and says the funding will help to scale up its operations.

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Feb 10, 2022 - 02:32 pm

USA: National EV charging infrastructure program is a Go (NEVI)

The plan to build a national network of 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the US is taking shape. The US Department of Transportation and Energy announced it will provide nearly $5 billion in funding over five years to help states build said network, particularly along highways.

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Feb 3, 2022 - 03:10 pm

Superpedestrian closes largest funding round at $125Mn

Superpedestrian announced today closing its largest-ever funding round, adding $125 million in debt and equity capital to the scooter company. The MIT spin-off says it will use the funds to expand the Link shared e-scooter service, boost R&D, and deploy more advanced scooters that utilise AI.

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Jan 27, 2022 - 03:26 pm

Scotland aims to double public EV charging network

The Scottish Government has published a new draft outlining its vision to double the availability of public electric vehicle charging. The country intends to launch a dedicated fund to attract investment from the private sector and to provide up to £60 million to local authorities over the next four years.

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Nov 6, 2021 - 07:12 pm

LA to install megawatt solar microgrid to charge electric buses

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has been awarded a $6mn grant by the California Energy Commission to install one of the largest EV fleet charging systems in the US. The funding comes after the agency had announced to transition its entire fleet to electric in time for the Summer Olympics in 2028.

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Nov 2, 2021 - 03:48 pm

Leicester to electrify 200 buses by 2030

In England, the city of Leicester has presented a plan that, among other things, envisages converting half of the bus fleet to electric by 2025 and the entire fleet by 2030. This involves more than 200 vehicles.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 02:13 pm

Virginia relaunches Clean School Bus funding scheme

The state of Virginia announced more than $10 million in funding through the Clean School Bus Program run by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The funding is available to public school districts to replace diesel vehicles with cleaner alternatives.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 04:41 pm

South Korea earmarks $10Bn for e-mobility

South Korea has passed a bill aiming for carbon-neutrality by 2050 as well as a large zero-emission transport budget for 2022. The National Assembly accelerated the targets for carbon reduction with the bill while the state aims to spent twelve trillion won ($10.3Bn) in 2022 on e-mobility.

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Aug 24, 2021 - 04:46 pm

Russia set to subsidise EV and battery manufacturing

The Russian government is to offer subsidies to manufacturers of electric vehicles and batteries to co-finance the costs associated with the construction of plants and to special investment contracts. Electric cars are also to be allowed to drive free of charge on toll roads from next year on a trial basis.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 05:58 pm

Canadian government funds charging infrastructure

This week, the Canadian government announced a total investment of over $32 million (CAD) to install 853 electric vehicle charging points across the country. The initiative should also raise public awareness about zero-emission vehicles and advance green transportation initiatives.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 03:55 pm

Australian state of Tasmania boosts charging

In Australia, the Tasmanian Government has launched a second Electric Vehicle ChargeSmart Grants program, providing $600,000 (AUS) for fast and destination charging stations for electric cars in regional Tasmania and at key tourism destinations.

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Mar 31, 2021 - 03:54 pm

Electric buses coming to Aberdeen, Perth and Kilmarnock

Following the launch of Scotland’s e-bus funding SUBLEBS, Stagecoach has released further information in its current order. They ordered 46 electric buses from BYD ADL for use in three Scottish cities. The 24 electric single-deck and 22 double-deck buses will be deployed in Aberdeen, Perth and Kilmarnock.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 09:10 pm

New Jersey prioritises decarbonisation projects

In the USA, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has just announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean transportation projects that range from the decarbonisation of cargo port handling to charging structure, ride-hailing and electrifying garbage and delivery trucks.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/30/new-south-wales-gears-up-for-zero-emission-bus-transition/
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