Tag: Subsidies

Apr 19, 2021 - 04:38 pm

Newport orders 16 more Yutong electric buses

The Welsh port city of Newport is increasing its electric bus fleet from 16 to 32 vehicles. The operator Newport Transport has ordered 16 more electric buses from the Chinese manufacturer Yutong, which are to be delivered by the end of this year. The 16 existing electric buses are also from Yutong.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 03:29 pm

BMW aims for solid-state battery by 2030

BMW has announced its intention to realise a solid-state battery suitable for automotive use in series production by the end of this decade. A first demonstrator vehicle with this technology is to be shown “well before 2025”. Funding is available from German federal and state governments.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 02:41 pm

IMMORTAL research project to build fuel cell lifespan

The development of more powerful fuel cell components for heavy-duty trucks with a lifespan of at least 30,000 hours is the goal of a new project consortium called IMMORTAL (IMproved lifetiMe stacks fOR heavy-duty Trucks through ultrA-durabLe components).

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Apr 15, 2021 - 02:21 pm

Finland & France include e-bikes in scrapping schemes

Here is to a true transport turnaround as France and Finland get creative in their e-mobility incentives. France wants to offer owners of cars with combustion engines a special form of scrapping premium: 2,500 euros for the purchase of a pedelec.

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Apr 14, 2021 - 05:59 pm

California to fund e-truck charging infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the first project looking into charging infrastructure for zero-emission trucks, buses, and equipment. The plan is to use what CEC calls a “concierge model” to help applicants plan and fund e-truck chargers through EnergIIZE.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 11:18 am

Born to kill…range in Canada

Tesla is now officially offering a variant of the Model 3 with a range of only 94 miles (151 kilometres) in Canada. The vehicle features the normal technology outfit, however has its range limited digitally to meet the new subsidy requirements.

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Apr 12, 2021 - 02:40 pm

Flagships project to put fuel cell drives on cargo ships

Within the framework of the European innovation project Flagships, the world’s first commercial cargo ship with hydrogen propulsion is to go into operation on the Seine in Paris this year. This has significantly shifted the focus of the project initiated in 2018.

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Apr 9, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Hyundai UK makes price adjustment for Ioniq

Hyundai Motor UK has reduced prices of its electric car range following changes to the government’s Plug-In Car Grant. This includes both the Kona and Ioniq EV adjusted to meet the requirements, excepting only the top-specced version as too expensive.

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Apr 8, 2021 - 04:26 pm

Hydrogen fuel cell rail project takes off in Europe

The EU project FCH2RAIL (Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications) with partners from Belgium, Germany, Spain and Portugal is developing and testing a new zero-emission train prototype. Key to the idea is a combination of electricity from overhead wires with a fuel cell power pack.

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Apr 8, 2021 - 12:26 pm

E-mobility investments revealed in the USA

A week after US President Joe Biden unveiled his two-trillion-dollar investment plan, details are emerging about the e-mobility investments it includes. A whopping $100 billion is to go towards purchase subsidies for electric cars and $15 billion towards building 500,000 charging stations.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 01:14 pm

Romania doubles 2021 EV subsidy budget

The Romanian Ministry of Environment is doubling the budget for its Rabla Plus programme this year, which offers subsidies for the purchase of electric and hybrid cars, to the equivalent of around 82 million euros.

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Mar 26, 2021 - 12:13 pm

Peugeot adapts UK EV pricing to new PiCG

Peugeot UK has reduced list prices across the entire e-2008 range to ensure customers can continue to benefit from the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). A reduction of £450 on all versions mean Active Premium, Allure and Allure Premium models remain eligible for the new grant.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 01:07 pm

Luxembourg links EV subsidies to consumption

The government of Luxembourg has extended its subsidy programme for electric vehicles by another twelve months until 31 March 2022. The purchase premium for pure electric cars will in future be linked to electricity consumption. For plug-in hybrids, support will only be available until the end of the year.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 12:23 pm

UK further cuts down Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG)

The British government has cut its subsidies to purchase electric cars by 500 pounds per vehicle with immediate effect. It also lowered the price cap for eligible electric cars from £50,000 by £15,000 to now £35,000.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 02:47 pm

UK gov’ pledges £3Bn in full bus market “shake-up”

The British government today issued a major new bus strategy with a framework for “enhanced local partnerships” and a pledge to invest £3Bn (about €3.5Bn). The three-billion-pound package includes investments in 4,000 greener buses powered by electricity and hydrogen.

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Mar 11, 2021 - 01:08 pm

Project eHaul examines robot battery-swapping for trucks

In a three-year project called eHaul, a German consortium of business and science is dedicated to developing an automated battery-swapping station for heavy electric trucks. Among others, the TU Berlin, the Fraunhofer IVI and Bosch are involved in the project.

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Mar 10, 2021 - 01:21 pm

UK announces zero-emissions innovation fund

In the UK, innovative ideas for zero-emission vehicles could benefit from a share of a £20 million funding pot announced by the British  Department for Transport today. The DfT plans to launch a research and development competition in the field of e-mobility.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 01:28 pm

Sweden: Emobility testbed SEEL to become even bigger

The ‘Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory’ or SEEL for short, designed to make the country a hotbed for e-mobility, will grow larger than planned. The partners, which include Volvo and Scania as well as Chalmers University of Technology and RISE, now designated three sites.

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Mar 7, 2021 - 09:36 pm

Canada invests in e-buses and infrastructure

Between 2021 and 2026, the Canadian government wants to invest a total of 2.75 billion dollars (around 1.8 billion euros) in the promotion of all-electric buses, including school buses and their charging infrastructure. The measure is part of a public transport funding offensive.

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Mar 6, 2021 - 05:24 pm

Spain increases electric mobility subsidies

The Spanish government has expanded the budget for its Moves II subsidy programme from 100 to 120 million euros. In the course of the programme, the purchase of electric cars will be subsidised by up to 5,500 euros. The following programme Moves III will be endowed with at least 400 million euros.

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Mar 5, 2021 - 12:47 pm

Belgrade gets greener with €5.2 billion investment

The Serbian capital Belgrade is aiming to invest a total of 5.2 billion euros by 2030 together with private stakeholders to reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality. In doing so, the metropolis is also focusing on the electrification of the transport sector.

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Mar 4, 2021 - 03:50 pm

Fraunhofer is working on fuel cell systems for ships

The Fraunhofer Institute is working with 13 European partners to develop the world’s first ammonia-based fuel cell for ships in the ShipFC project. Ammonia is mainly known for its use as a fertiliser, but is also suitable as a high-quality energy source, the institute says.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/19/newport-orders-16-more-yutong-electric-buses/
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