Government Fleet Declaration, Total, Malta, California.
The Government Fleet Declaration, signed by Canada, China, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, the UK and U.S. at the climate conference in Marrakesh, focuses on pushing electric mobility for official fleets. The declaration does not include a common target, however. The countries have called on other nations to follow their lead.
greencarcongress.com, iea.org (goals; PDF)
Total goes sunny side up: The oil giant wants to equip 5,000 of its locations worldwide with solar panels, 800 will be in France. The official reason is to better the company’s carbon footprint, while electrek speculates Total could set up an EV charging network.
Scrappage fee extended: Transport Malta will keep paying when people trade their old gas-guzzler or diesel for a greener car, allocating another 300,000 dollars to scheme. This could be especially lucrative when combined with a second scheme to fund EVs. Driver qualify for up to 7,000 euros when trading their old car for an electric one, and for to 4,000 euros when “just” purchasing an EV.
CA gets more electric transport: The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is funding 15 electric Proterra Catalyst buses, destined for San Joaquin Valley. 11 Proterra depot-chargers, and 4 Proterra fast-chargers will also be set up.