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Plug-in hybrid electric infrastructure under talk in the USA

Plug-in hybrid electric infrastructure under talk in the USA

12 February 2009
As the Washington auto show closed its doors on 8 February, policy makers were left to think about how the US could provide the appropriate infrastructure for the increasing demand in plug-in electric vehicles.
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500,000 plug-in electric vehicles eligible for US tax credit

500,000 plug-in electric vehicles eligible for US tax credit

5 February 2009
As part of an economic recovery plan, the US Senate has approved a $31 billion tax break to boost alternative energy supplies and energy efficiency. Tax credits for most car owners will range from $2,500 to $7,500.
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President Obama wants greener US cars

27 January 2009
Stepping in after 8 years of climate-skeptic US administration, new President Barack Obama is acting swiftly to curb cars and trucks CO2 emissions by pushing for individual states to control emissions standards and wo...
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11 U.S. states to develop regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard

11 U.S. states to develop regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard

20 January 2009
Following the example of California, eleven Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. states have agreed to join forces in developing a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Electric vehicles and biofuels have the greatest potenti...
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Michigan approves tax incentives for battery makers

Michigan approves tax incentives for battery makers

7 January 2009
As the U.S. struggles to close the gap to Asian competitors on the battery front, a new bill introduced in Michigan will support the development and manufacturing of batteries for hybrid and full-electric vehicles. Ho...
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Germany targets 1 million EVs by 2020

Germany targets 1 million EVs by 2020

27 November 2008
A national strategy plan for electric mobility wants to put Germany at the forefront of electric vehicles development within the next 10 years. At a dedicated two-day conference, however, government and the automotive...
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Ireland: 250,000 electric vehicles to hit the road by 2020

Ireland: 250,000 electric vehicles to hit the road by 2020

26 November 2008
The government aims to make Ireland a world leader in green transport by having 10% of all vehicles run on electricity by 2020. An announced package allows businesses to write of 100% of the purchase costs of an EV ag...