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EPA Fuel Economy Guide 2013: Top ten are electric

EPA Fuel Economy Guide 2013: Top ten are electric

11 December 2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency has recently launched the 2013 edition of their annual Fuel Economy Guide. The top 10 are electric cars, and the new economy and environment label includes information on charge ...
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CARS 2020: 7% of EU car sales will be EVs in 2020

CARS 2020: 7% of EU car sales will be EVs in 2020

12 November 2012
With 12 million sector-related jobs the automotive industry is vital for Europe's prosperity and job creation. To maintain a world-class car industry and produce the most energy efficient and safe vehicles globally, t...
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New Chinese White Paper explores new business model for E...

New Chinese White Paper explores new business model for E...

18 October 2012
The White Paper released by China’s State Council analyses three pilot models for EV adoption in the cities of Shenzhen, Hefei and Hangzhou. 
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New Chinese White Paper explores new business model for E...

New Chinese White Paper explores new business model for E...

10 October 2012
China’s State Council has released a White Paper that explores the possible business development model for electric vehicles in the country. The paper supports an approach whereby a battery swapping model and an...
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How to reach EV mass market by 2025

How to reach EV mass market by 2025

14 September 2012
The environmental law centres at UCLA and UC Berkeley Schools of Law have published “Electric Drive by ’25’, analysing actions needed to ensure that California catalyses mass adoption of electric veh...
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India: $4.1 billion boost to electric vehicle uptake over...

India: $4.1 billion boost to electric vehicle uptake over...

5 September 2012
The Indian government has recently approved spending of $4.1 billion (€3.2 billion) on the promotion of electric and hybrid vehicles, including two-wheelers, four-wheelers and commercial vehicles, over the next 8...
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U.S. new fuel economy standards: Overview and Analysis

U.S. new fuel economy standards: Overview and Analysis

30 August 2012
Starting in 2025, the fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light-duty trucks in the U.S. will change from 35.5mpg (6.6L/100km) to 54.5mpg (4.3L/100km). These new targets have been agreed on before the White H...
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ACEA sings same old song on CO<sub>2</sub> targets

ACEA sings same old song on CO2 targets

12 July 2012
Following yesterday’s adoption of the European Commission's proposals to reduce CO2 emissions from cars and vans, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has released a Press Release stating th...
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Norwegian EV tax reliefs will remain through 2017, says E...

Norwegian EV tax reliefs will remain through 2017, says E...

29 June 2012
Norway's Environment Minister presented in Brussels this week Norway's strengthened efforts to address climate change: Tax reliefs for EVs will remain through 2017 and plug-in hybrids will be given access to parking w...
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UPDATED: Icelandic tax breaks make EVs cost competitive

UPDATED: Icelandic tax breaks make EVs cost competitive

21 June 2012
The great abundance of renewable energy sources coupled with the fact that the majority of the population lives within the area of the capital makes Iceland an ideal place for the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs)...
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CARS 21 Group recognises EVs as 'a valid choice for a Eur...

CARS 21 Group recognises EVs as 'a valid choice for a Eur...

11 June 2012
The CARS 21 High-level Group adopted its final report recognising that electric vehicles (EVs) are a viable technological and market option with an increased penetration in the market. However, in the 2020 horizon, in...
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China released new incentives to promote electric vehicle...

China released new incentives to promote electric vehicle...

31 May 2012
In China’s 2012 Budget Plan, up to EUR 25.2 million will be allocated to the promotion of new energy cars. Meanwhile, the Chinese government also released a national standard for pure electrical passenger cars t...
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Hong Kong speeds up public charging plans to offer soluti...

Hong Kong speeds up public charging plans to offer soluti...

25 May 2012
On 24 May, Hong Kong announced that 500 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) will be installed for public use by the end of June 2012. This comes as a solution to the EV owners’ dilemma of not being all...
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China shifting development priority to hybrids- ELECTRIC ...

China shifting development priority to hybrids- ELECTRIC ...

16 May 2012
The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology has published new guidelines for EV development, shifting the priority to gasoline-electric hybrids. China will however continue efforts in developing charging technology...
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Incentives: EV and PHEV sales projected to take off in Is...

Incentives: EV and PHEV sales projected to take off in Is...

2 May 2012
According to an announcement made by the Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz at the end of April 2012, the purchase tax on electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in Israel will be lowered as of 1 June 2012 to 8% and...