Denmark ups taxes for ICEs and incentives for EVs
The Danish parliament has passed a tax plan that should help bring at least 775,000 electric and hybrid cars onto the road by 2030. The plan envisions a gradual increase in taxes and charges for cars with a combustion engine and lower taxes for electric cars and charging. Weiterlesen
UK bans sale of pure combustion engines from 2030
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it official: the government will bring forward the ban on the sale of cars with combustion engines by five years to 2030. This measure is part of a new ten-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”. Weiterlesen
China aims to rid its roads of pure ICEs by 2035
The Chinese government has released the ‘Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0’ or ‘Technical Roadmap 2.0’ for short. The plan outlines the concrete goals of transforming Chinese automotive industries into a wholly electric industry by 2035 when pure combustion engines will no longer be permitted. Weiterlesen
London slowly reopens with increase in Congestion Charge
The British capital unlocks as TfL resumes service on most London Underground lines. The opening goes hand in hand with the Mayor reintroducing the Congestion Charge and ULEZ. Both had been suspended during the Covid-19 lockdown to enable key workers to travel freely. Weiterlesen
Lifecycle assessment: Electric cars vs ICEs
Is an electric car more climate-friendly than a vehicle with a combustion engine or not? And if so, under which conditions is that the case? A team at the Environment Campus Birkenfeld in Trier now published a new study – not using metadata, but real-world tests and measurements. The results are remarkable. Weiterlesen
UK to bring ICE ban forward by 5 years to 2035
The new British government wants to bring forward to 2035 the ban on the sale of new cars with combustion engines initially planned for 2040. Besides, the prohibition of new registrations will then also apply to hybrid vehicles. Weiterlesen
Renault to discontinue diesel models in India
Following Maruti Suzuki, Renault is now the second car manufacturer to stop selling diesel vehicles in India next year. The background is a stricter emissions standard, comparable to the Euro 6 standard in Europe, which will come into force in India on 1 April 2020. Weiterlesen
Click tip I: A survey among 4,000 Tesla Model 3 reservation holders show, that they are not in for the base version but will likely opt for upgrades instead. Autopilot is the most popular option (67%) and 58% want a battery upgrade.
Click tip II: What is the cheapest way to run a car? If you do it electrically. The U.S. ministry of energy has pointed that out in a graphic, which lists annual fuel costs ranges by fuel type. Gasoline is by far the most expensive and electricity the cheapest, despite subsidised diesel being scarily cheap.