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Standardisation Roadmap for EVs in the US: 36 gaps to be ...

Standardisation Roadmap for EVs in the US: 36 gaps to be ...

24 April 2012
On 23 April 2012, ANSI published a first version of the Roadmap, outlining in 122 pages what has to be done to support EV penetration of the US automotive consumer market. 36 issues have been identified to not being p...
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The US intends to clean up its act in the power sector

The US intends to clean up its act in the power sector

28 March 2012
The first US-wide carbon emission standards on power plants were proposed on Tuesday 27 March 2012 by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The proposal, made under the Clean Air Act, would encourage the inclu...
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EU electricity industry: Common solution on EV charging n...

EU electricity industry: Common solution on EV charging n...

22 March 2012
In its newly published position paper, EURELECTRIC, the Union of the Electricity Industry in Europe, urges the European decision-makers to quickly undertake appropriate actions and decisions on charging infrastructure...
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Indonesia: From fuel subsidies to electric cars?

Indonesia: From fuel subsidies to electric cars?

21 March 2012
As the Indonesian government rolls out its plans for cutting fuel subsidies for private cars and the demand for vehicles is set to rise steeply, the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, Dahlan Iskan sees electric vehi...
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Are silent EVs still a danger on our streets?

Are silent EVs still a danger on our streets?

20 March 2012
For over 2 years there has been a debate surrounding the potential danger of the EVs' silent motor to the visually impaired, children and disabled people. Some say the wheels noise is enough to be heard, whilst Federa...
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EU, US and Japan challenge China on rare earths

EU, US and Japan challenge China on rare earths

16 March 2012
For the first time, the European Union (EU), the United States (US), and Japan joined forces in the dispute over China’s restrictions on export of rare earth metals. On 13 March 2012, they requested consultation...
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US President proposes EUR 3.5 billion worth alternative-f...

US President proposes EUR 3.5 billion worth alternative-f...

9 March 2012
On 7 March, the US President Barack Obama unveiled a new $1 billion (around €755 million) initiative ‘National Community Deployment Challenge’ to support the deployment of alternative-fuel vehicles, i...
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Will 200 EVs suffice to make the London Olympics 2012 the...

Will 200 EVs suffice to make the London Olympics 2012 the...

1 March 2012
The London Olympic Games 2012 have the ambition to become the “greenest Games ever”. As part of this commitment the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) intends to instal...
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Five EVs are involved in China’s government purchas...

Five EVs are involved in China’s government purchas...

29 February 2012
In February, the Chinese government released 412 approved vehicles for government purchase and five are domestically produced electric vehicles. Beijing Capital International Airport will build its first EV charging s...
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EVs in fleets: What are the benefits?

EVs in fleets: What are the benefits?

27 February 2012
"In the right circumstances EVs can provide a clear benefit for business now", reads a recently launched report "EV 20 Plugged-In Fleets" that provides a guidance to fleet managers on employing ele...
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China’s largest EV charging station up and running,...

China’s largest EV charging station up and running,...

1 February 2012
China’s largest EV charging and battery swapping station went into operation on 29 January 2012. In 2011, the sale of pure electric vehicles has exceeded the sale of hybrids. China’s EV market faces the pr...
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UPDATE: At least 15% of California vehicles to be zero-em...

UPDATE: At least 15% of California vehicles to be zero-em...

30 January 2012
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has developed the Advanced Clean Vehicle Cars programme, seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, smog and sooth causing pollutants for model years 2015 through 2025. The pr...
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8,159 NEVs sold in 2011, trends in Chinese car industry -...

8,159 NEVs sold in 2011, trends in Chinese car industry -...

20 January 2012
China sold 8,159 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in 2011. A total of 49 domestically made electric cars will be exempted from sales taxes. Vehicle manufacturing will be removed from the "encouraged" category of i...
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EU standards – a prerequisite for EV infrastructure...

EU standards – a prerequisite for EV infrastructure...

18 January 2012
The European Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels has published its second report focusing on infrastructure for alternative fuels, including electricity. Recommendations on policy actions will serve as a basis for ...
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US companies join forces with communities towards nationa...

US companies join forces with communities towards nationa...

16 January 2012
At the beginning of 2012, a number of key companies in the United States active in the field of electrification of transport have decided to work together with communities within the Electrification Leadership Council...