Tag: ICE ban

Sep 14, 2021 - 04:32 pm

Czech PM baulks at EU emissions targets

The Czech Republic has joined a growing number of countries and manufacturers that oppose the EU Commission’s climate package. The ‘Fit for 55’ plan effectively bans the sale of combustion engine cars in Europe from 2035 – an unwelcome move for some.

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Aug 17, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Ukraine extends VAT exemption for BEVs

Ukraine is sticking to its strategy for imported electric vehicles and renewing a VAT exemption first approved by parliament in early 2018. President Volodymyr Zelensky signed legislation to this effect, meaning that VAT on the import of electric vehicles will no longer apply until the end of 2025.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 11:38 am

Wind change for electric vehicles in Pasadena

As temperatures continue to soar and wildfires rage out of control in parts of the country, the City Council of Pasadena in California voted to hold a $672,512 purchase order for gasoline-powered vehicles, so that zero-emission vehicles may be considered for the same purposes.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 12:39 pm

Minnesota adopts California emissions standards

Minnesota has announced a new policy to adopt California’s stricter tailpipe emissions standards and mandate for automakers to get more zero-emission vehicles onto sales lots. This makes Minnesota the first state in the U.S. American Midwest to do so.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 11:36 am

Austria considers combustion ban for 2030

In Austria, only zero-emission passenger cars, two-wheelers, light commercial vehicles and heavier commercial vehicles are to be newly registered by 2030 at the latest. This is one of the ‘Mobility Master Plan 2030’ measures now presented by Infrastructure Minister Leonore Gewessler. However, the plan is not binding.

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Jul 14, 2021 - 04:32 pm

EU Commission presents ‘Fit for 55’ climate package

The EU Commission has presented its ‘Fit for 55’ climate package. It contains legislative initiatives with which the Commission wants to achieve the goals of the ‘Green Deal’. Crucial for the car industry: CO2 emissions from new cars are to be reduced to zero by 2035, which would mean the end of petrol and diesel.

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Jul 14, 2021 - 11:56 am

UK sets sights on ICE truck sales ban in 2040

The British government has presented a plan to decarbonise the transport sector. It includes the goal to stop the sale of all road vehicles with combustion engines by 2040. The end date for passenger cars was already set for 2030 – now there is also a roadmap for commercial vehicles.

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Jun 30, 2021 - 12:46 pm

Canada to now end combustion vehicle sales by 2035

The Canadian government has set a binding target that only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles will be sold in the country from 2035. This brings forward the previous target of achieving this by 2040 by five years.

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May 19, 2021 - 04:46 pm

Could EU law cut national bans of ICE vehicles?

National bans on sales of cars with internal combustion engines may not be implementable under European law and would instead have to be introduced at the European level. This is at least the view of a legal opinion commissioned by the Climate Neutrality Foundation in Germany.

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May 19, 2021 - 11:48 am

IEA recommends 60% vehicle electrification by 2030

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has presented a step-by-step plan on how the world may achieve net CO2 neutrality by 2050. According to the IEA, the climate protection pledges made by governments to date – even if they would fully achieve them – fall far short of the requirements necessary for this.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 11:56 am

New York to ban ICE sales as of 2035

The US state of New York is following California’s example and ensuring that only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles may be sold from 2035. By 2045, all new medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the US state are also to be electric.

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Apr 23, 2021 - 02:56 pm

Thailand to only allow BEV sales from 2035

The Thai government will only allow purely electric vehicles to be sold from 2035 onwards. Along the way to this goal, the aim is also for electric vehicles to account for 50 per cent – and not 30 per cent as previously planned – of all new car registrations by the end of this decade.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 01:15 pm

US Senators demand date for ICE phase out

Two Californian Democrat US Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein are putting pressure on President Joe Biden to enforce a fixed phase-out date for cars with combustion engines nationwide, following California’s example.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 10:56 am

Nine European nations call for EU combustion phase-out

In a letter, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Malta, Ireland, Lithuania and Luxembourg call on the EU Commission to set a phase-out date for the sale of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with combustion engines in the EU that is in line with the goal of climate neutrality by 2050.

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Mar 3, 2021 - 11:36 am

California city bans new gas stations

The Petaluma City Council has decided that no new gas stations can be built in the city and no new pumps can be installed at existing gas stations. However, the Californian town still needs to approve the ban on second reading to make it official.

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Feb 24, 2021 - 11:09 am

Washington State & Virginia mandate stricter EV regulations

The US state of Washington has introduced a law according to which all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold there must be purely electric from 2030. In Virginia, stricter regulations are to apply from the 2025 model year, but a ban on internal combustion engines has not yet been decided.

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Jan 29, 2021 - 12:42 pm

GM to go fossil-fuel free by 2035

General Motors has announced that it will largely abandon the internal combustion engine by 2035. The new focus will be on ‘light-duty vehicles’; these are passenger cars and light commercial vehicles up to 3.8 tonnes, according to the US definition. Explicitly, the company wants to “eliminate tailpipe emissions” from 2035.

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Dec 3, 2020 - 01:04 pm

Japan considers banning combustion engines

The Japanese government has plans to ban the sale of cars powered exclusively by combustion engines. According to two media reports, the government could present details of the program later this month.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 12:08 pm

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”.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 07:41 pm

Greenpeace asks Boris Johnson to quit playing around

Greenpeace activists showed that protest is possible even in times of social distancing with an unusual move in London. They steered two remote-controlled electric toy cars to the seat of government at 10 Downing Street to deliver their message.

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Nov 6, 2020 - 05:25 pm

Major UK fleet operators renew call for ICE ban by 2030

The UK’s four biggest fleet operators, BT and Openreach, Centrica, DPD UK and Royal Mail, today called on the British Government to commit to 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030. The demand comes trough the UK Electric Fleets Coalition, run by The Climate Group.

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Oct 30, 2020 - 10:47 pm

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.

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Oct 12, 2020 - 01:52 pm

New York state considers combustion vehicle ban in 2035

The US state of New York is considering joining California by launching their own phase-out of gas-fueled vehicles by 2035. This is what state senator Pete Harckham hopes to achieve with legislation S.9008 to amend the state Environmental Conservation Law.

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Sep 21, 2020 - 06:53 pm

Belgium aims for all-electric company cars by 2026

The emerging Vivaldi coalition in Belgium is planning a ban on new company cars with combustion engines from 2026. The seven parties are still in negotiations to form the government. But should they succeed, this would be a big step.

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Jul 31, 2020 - 12:16 pm

British Columbia to go fully electric by 2040

The government of British Columbia, Canada, announced new regulations to ensure that all new vehicles sold in the province will have to be fully-electric by 2040. The regulation will be phased in starting in 2025.

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Feb 4, 2020 - 11:35 am

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.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/14/czech-pm-says-his-country-cant-handle-eu-emissions-targets/
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