Green Plates no driving force for UK authorities yet
In December last year, the UK saw the introduction of green license plates to designate zero-emission vehicles. The number plates were also to enable local authorities to grant electric vehicles special rights. However, the uptake is lagging as new findings suggest.Weiterlesen
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New Jersey prioritises decarbonisation projects
In the USA, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has just announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean transportation projects that range from the decarbonisation of cargo port handling to charging structure, ride-hailing and electrifying garbage and delivery trucks.Weiterlesen
Biden pledges to electrify government fleets
The new US President Joe Biden has announced that all 645,000 government vehicles nationwide will be replaced by electric vehicles. He says that only US-manufactured electric vehicles will be procured but has not given a timetable for the fleet conversion.Weiterlesen
GM withdraws support for Trump emissions plan
The outgoing US president Donald Trump announced last year that he wanted to litigate against California’s right to set its own car emission standards. He received support from some players in the industry, including General Motors. Now the car company has backed out.Weiterlesen
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Interview: Barton Sidles from Hubject on the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) in California
In an online meeting between Berlin and Los Angeles, Carrie Hampel interviewed Hubject’s Senior Director of Corporate and Business Development Barton Sidles about the new Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).Weiterlesen
2040: San Francisco plans for zero-emission transport
The City of San Francisco has released the ‘Electric Vehicle Roadmap’ with the goal to transitioning transport off fossil fuels by 2040. The initiative includes a number of interim targets such as more infrastructure powered by renewables.Weiterlesen
California regulates zero-emissions buses at airports
The California Air Resources Board has just approved regulations that require fixed route airport shuttles at California’s 13 largest airports to transition to 100 per cent zero-emission vehicles by 2035.Weiterlesen
Fully Charged, ZEV programme.
Video tip: In this episode of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn reviews the fully electric Mercedes B250e that takes some learnings from Tesla. He loves the regen control via the paddles on the steering wheels for example. The problem is, Mercedes kept it rather “secret” and the EV does not charge rapid at all.
Research tip: 37bn dollars in health and climate cost could be saved by 2030 in the ten states that adopted California’s ZEV programme, a study by the American Lung Association finds. The report assumes 100% of new car sales and 65% of all cars on the road to be ZEVs by 2050 in the ZEV states.
lung.org (full report, pdf) via greencarcongress.com