Tag: Subsidies

May 20, 2020 - 01:46 pm

EU Commission considers 100 billion euro transport package

The EU Commission has apparently drawn up initial proposals for an economic and climate protection package in the transport sector worth up to 100 billion euros. Among other things, the plans outline a purchase premium for ‘cleaner cars’. There is apparently still some dispute about which cars should be included.

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May 17, 2020 - 03:50 pm

UK gov’t wants 2,500 high power chargers by 2030

The British Department of Transport (DfT) has set new targets for the expansion of ultra-rapid charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The plans envision the construction of at least six HPC sites along motorways by 2023.

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May 5, 2020 - 04:06 pm

Leipzig public transport goes electric

The Leipzig transport authority (LVB) has ordered their first electric buses for use in regular service and awarded the contract to the Dutch manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach. They are to supply 21 e-buses to Saxony by the end of this year.

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Apr 29, 2020 - 05:03 pm

Spain ups stakes for scrapping old cars and funding EVs

Spain’s government is working on the new edition of its eMobility subsidy program MOVES for 2020, and although the details are not to be officially published until the end of May (beginning of June at the latest), some information has already been leaked.

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Apr 27, 2020 - 04:19 pm

Malta launches clean vehicle scheme

The Maltese government is providing 3.5 million euros in subsidies for the changeover to cleaner vehicles. Grants are to be given to anyone who de-registers and scraps their old combustion engine, while grants of between 400 and 6,000 euros are available for electric vehicles ranging from pedelecs to cargo bikes and cars.

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Apr 23, 2020 - 04:05 pm

Oxford City Council begins fleet electrification

In England, Oxford City Council has received the first six electric vehicles ordered as part of its Energy Superhub Oxford project. A further 27 battery-electric vehicles, including cars, a street sweeper, an excavator and mix of different sized vans, should be delivered over the next 3-4 months.

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Apr 23, 2020 - 01:36 pm

China extends EV sales tax exemption til 2022

The Chinese government has now officially confirmed that it will exempt New Energy Vehicles (BEV, FCEV and PHEV) from the 10 per cent purchase tax in 2021 and 2022. Rumours to this effect had already been in circulation since the beginning of this month.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 04:12 pm

DroidDrive presents last-mile delivery EV system

The Ducktrain is a new innovation from RWTH Aachen University. The Aachen-based company DroidDrive is developing an electrically driven articulated train consisting of trailers that are to swarm out autonomously in the delivery area. A first prototype has now started testing.

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Apr 21, 2020 - 02:57 pm

CIIF secures Church support in the UK

The manager of the UK Treasury’s Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund has announced a second close valued at £80m.  The support comes from the Church Commissioners for England group with HM Treasury matching, as was announced by the fund management company Zouk Capital.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 04:03 pm

Seoul ready to subsidise 700 electric taxis

The government of the South Korean capital Seoul is promoting the purchase of 700 electric taxis this year. The subsidy amounts to 18.2 million won (about €13,600) per electric taxi. A new feature is that electric cars from foreign manufacturers are also eligible for funding this year.

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Apr 15, 2020 - 07:35 pm

Largest utilities in China invest in charging infrastructure

China’s two largest power utilities, State Grid and China Southern Power Grid, are investing heavily in the expansion of charging infrastructure. State Grid plans to provide 2.7 billion yuan this year alone, and China Southern Power Grid plans to provide 25.1 billion yuan within four years.

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Apr 15, 2020 - 06:39 pm

ARTEMYS researches solid-state battery production

In the research project ARTEMYS funded by the German government, research institutes and industrial partners are working on the development of materials and production technologies for solid-state batteries. The new battery should also be able to do without polymer components.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 10:53 pm

Poland developing e-bus with swappable battery

An electric bus with a replaceable battery is being developed as part of a Polish research project. The bus manufacturer Autosan and the National Centre for Research and Development and the Lukasiewicz-PIMOT consortium are carrying out the project.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 08:19 pm

H2Share fuel cell trucks begin tests in NW Europe

A few days ago, a 27-tonne fuel-cell-powered truck from VDL started its first practical application in the Netherlands. The EU-funded H2Share project will gather practical experience in different regions of North-West Europe.

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Apr 6, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Chevy Bolt no longer subsidized in the USA

Starting as of this month, the USA has stopped subsidizing General Motors’ only electric model to date, the Chevrolet Bolt. General Motors is the second carmaker after Tesla to reach the limit of cars sold.

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Apr 3, 2020 - 04:56 pm

Battery 2030 – smart, sustainable & chemistry-neutral

The European large-scale research initiative Battery 2030+ presents its roadmap to inventing the green batteries of the future. The Fraunhofer R&D Center for Electromobility at the Fraunhofer ISC in Wuerzburg coordinates the project that defines three key areas.

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Apr 1, 2020 - 12:40 pm

China to extend EV subsidies

The Chinese government has announced that it will extend state subsidies and tax breaks for New Energy Vehicles (BEV, PHEV and FCEV) by two years until the end of 2022. Originally, the subsidies were to be terminated at the end of this year.

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Mar 22, 2020 - 01:40 pm

New York sets aside electric bus subsidies

Government agencies in the US state of New York are providing more than 24 million dollars from the Diesel-Gate Volkswagen funding pot to help operators to replace diesel-powered vehicles with new battery-electric buses.

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Mar 17, 2020 - 01:47 pm

FutPrInt50 research project to look into hybrid aircraft

Within the framework of the FutPrInt50 research project coordinated by the University of Stuttgart, an international consortium aims to identify and drive forward technologies that will enable the commercial use of a hybrid-electric aircraft with up to 50 seats by 2035/40.

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Mar 16, 2020 - 08:21 pm

Stagecoach launches first e-double-deckers in Manchester

Stagecoach Manchester has launched 32 all-electric double-decker buses, the first to arrive in the Greater Manchester area. The fleet will serve the 111 and 43 routes connecting Manchester city centre and the airport as well as five hospitals and three universities.

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Mar 15, 2020 - 05:27 pm

UK updates EV charging infrastructure grant schemes

In a move resembling the new PiCG policy, the UK Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has confirmed the continuation of all three charging infrastructure schemes. The extension, however, comes with reduced grants but also some broader terms, e.g. the inclusion of charging for larger electric motorbikes.

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Mar 12, 2020 - 01:19 pm

Transit operator RVK turns to fuel cell buses

In Germany, Cologne-region public transport operator Regionalverkehr Köln (RVK) has increased its fuel cell bus fleet with hydrogen buses from Solaris. From 2021, 15 Solaris hydrogen fuel cell buses will be successively integrated into RVK’s fleet.

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Mar 12, 2020 - 12:41 pm

UK extends but lowers EV subsidies

The British government has extended its subsidies for electric cars but is again reducing the subsidy amount. For other electric vehicles, such as vans, trucks, taxis or motorcycles, the subsidy has been extended but the subsidy rates remain the same.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/05/20/eu-commission-considers-100-billion-euro-transport-package/
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