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Poland rides the electric wave

Poland rides the electric wave

15 December 2009
The first of 130 charging terminals has been successfully installed in the Polish capital, Warsaw. The EU funded research project between German energy company RWE, the Polish group Green Stream Polska and the City of...
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London announces full commitment to EV revolution

London announces full commitment to EV revolution

15 December 2009
London’s mayor has revealed a £60 million plan to initiate Londons EV revolution. The ‘charge point plan’ will ensure that every Londoner will be within at least one mile of a charging terminal...
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Britain extends EV tax break to commercial fleets

Britain extends EV tax break to commercial fleets

14 December 2009
The Automotive industry rejoices at a new EV tax break granted to commercial fleet buyers in the UK.
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US DoE announces funding opportunities for EV batteries&n...

US DoE announces funding opportunities for EV batteries&n...

9 December 2009
The US Department of Energy has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement regarding Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation. By favouring high-risk, high reward battery research efforts, the departme...
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Key role for EVs in new Californian Zero Emission Vehicle...

Key role for EVs in new Californian Zero Emission Vehicle...

30 November 2009
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) suggests a revamp of the zero emission vehicles (ZEV) regulation. In a white paper the Board underlines the future role of electric vehicles and recognises the need of coordin...
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EVs will not increase energy consumption, European report...

EVs will not increase energy consumption, European report...

30 November 2009
The EU commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) released a study analysing the potential impact of EV’s on the electrical grid of Milan, Italy by 2030. The study shows that only in an extreme event whereby...
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Sustainable transport group underlines role of EVs in Eur...

Sustainable transport group underlines role of EVs in Eur...

11 November 2009
A Brussels-based NGO released its results of a survey on the contribution of electric vehicles in greening Europe’s transport. The group highlights scenarios for the uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles, explo...
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UK Government advising body places EVs at heart of transp...

UK Government advising body places EVs at heart of transp...

13 October 2009
In its latest report, the UK Committee on Climate Change has characterised EVs as the most viable solution for deep emissions cuts in road transport in the 2020s. The Committee recommends the realisation of pilot proj...
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France unveils concrete actions to foster EV development&...

France unveils concrete actions to foster EV development&...

5 October 2009
France has unveiled its national 14-point plan to accelerate the development of EVs & PHEVs. The plan encompasses the availability of €1.5B for charging infrastructure and €625m for a new Li-ion battery...
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EC adopts Action Plan on Urban Mobility 

EC adopts Action Plan on Urban Mobility 

1 October 2009
As part of the Action Plan on Urban Mobility adopted yesterday, the European Commission will continue to support research and demonstration projects on lower and zero-emission vehicles as well as work to streamline ex...
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Barroso announces EVs as part of 5-year plan to decarboni...

Barroso announces EVs as part of 5-year plan to decarboni...

4 September 2009
European Commission president José Manuel Barroso yesterday announced his 5-year blueprint to drive EU towards a low-carbon society. His plans to deliver a pathway to a sustainable EU include the electrificatio...
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Germany’s action plan to promote EVs – The Re...

Germany’s action plan to promote EVs – The Re...

20 August 2009
Germany’s ambition to take the driving seat in the field of electric mobility has been set in stone in its “National Development Plan on Electric Mobility” passed on Wednesday. However, hailed as a b...
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Germany’s action plan to promote EVs – The Facts

Germany’s action plan to promote EVs – The Facts

20 August 2009
The German Government has unveiled its action plan to make the country a “lead market” for development and public acceptance of electric vehicles. The “National Development Plan on Electric Mobility&...
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UPDATE: US grants $2.4 billion to boost national battery ...

UPDATE: US grants $2.4 billion to boost national battery ...

7 August 2009
On 5 July, the US government formally approved $600 million in grants for battery manufacturers. The budget is part of a $2.4 billion US investment in "greening" its auto industry to both respond to the curr...
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Will China dominate the market? - Policy Trends

Will China dominate the market? - Policy Trends

31 July 2009
With two-thirds of its oil imported and 150 million vehicles and petroleum consumption expected to exceed 250 million tons in 2020, China has a compelling need to reinvent its propulsion model. This second article loo...