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Hybrids, China’s second best choice to go green

Hybrids, China’s second best choice to go green

11 January 2012
China held a conference to discuss the development plan for energy-saving and new energy vehicles for 2011 to 2020 last week. In China’s future development plan, more support will now be given to hybrid and othe...
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China releases four EV charging standards

China releases four EV charging standards

6 January 2012
Recently, China issued four common standards regarding power charging of EVs that will take effect on 1st March 2012. The standards include requirements for DC/AC charge coupler inlets and the communication protocol b...
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EVs to obtain more attention from EU policy-makers in 2012

EVs to obtain more attention from EU policy-makers in 2012

4 January 2012
A number of initiatives relevant to clean vehicles such as electrically powered cars are foreseen within the following 12 months in the European Union (EU). cars21.com brings an overview of some EU-level policies that...
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US Department of Energy grants USD7 millions to reduce el...

US Department of Energy grants USD7 millions to reduce el...

23 December 2011
The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded nearly $7 million (€5.36 million) to four projects aiming at slashing EV charger costs this December. Delta Products Corporation, Siemens Corporate Research, General Elec...
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Energy Roadmap 2050 fails to determine 2030 milestones

Energy Roadmap 2050 fails to determine 2030 milestones

16 December 2011
Electric vehicles will play an important role in the decarbonisation of road transport in the EU, says the Energy Roadmap 2050 presented by the European Commission on 15 December 2011. However, it fails to set any con...
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13 proposed actions to stimulate electric mobility in Bel...

13 proposed actions to stimulate electric mobility in Bel...

14 December 2011
The Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) for the Economy has since October 2010 been organising a series of events under the Belgian Platform on Electric Vehicles, aimed at creating a Roadmap for promoting electric ve...
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Vehicle tax regulations, Joint ventures with local compan...

Vehicle tax regulations, Joint ventures with local compan...

14 December 2011
The Chinese government attaches great importance to the development of new energy cars, particularly electric cars. Recently, it passed new regulations to reduce taxes for vehicles conserving energy. Meanwhile, the El...
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‘Alternative fuels are necessary to meet the policy...

‘Alternative fuels are necessary to meet the policy...

8 December 2011
The re-launched CARS 21 High-level Group has published its Interim Report on 2 December 2011, with first recommendations and key messages to better prepare tomorrow’s mobility solutions. Environment, technology,...
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China’s EV industry urged to transform its business...

China’s EV industry urged to transform its business...

8 December 2011
In China’s EV industry, solid business models needs to be established to address the existing technology and manufacturing gaps. The industry requires more involvement of related stakeholders to perfect the EV v...
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China EV News Week

China EV News Week

30 November 2011
The Chinese government for the first time officially listed new-energy vehicles in its approved government purchases. In the construction of EV charging stations, China’s power-grid giants seem to prefer battery...
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Taiwan: EVs to enjoy a boom in five years

Taiwan: EVs to enjoy a boom in five years

28 November 2011
The electric vehicle market in Taiwan is expected to grow fast in five to six years, thanks to industry and government. Indeed, the Taiwanese EV industry is moving from parts manufacturing to marketing Taiwan’s ...
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‘Electric cars can be reality very soon’ says...

‘Electric cars can be reality very soon’ says...

24 November 2011
On 22 November 2011, MEP Oldřich Vlasák organised a public hearing on electric cars – reality and perspectives in the European Parliament. Speakers from the European Institutions and from industry sh...
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UPDATE: CARS 21 high-level group re-launch: one year afte...

UPDATE: CARS 21 high-level group re-launch: one year afte...

24 November 2011
Part of the European Commission's modern industrial policy, the re-launched CARS 21 High Level Group met for the first time on 10 November 2010. Since then, many meetings have been held and the Interim Report will be ...
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More than 60% of UK companies willing to adopt EVs in the...

More than 60% of UK companies willing to adopt EVs in the...

16 November 2011
The results of the 5-month trial incorporating electric vehicles (EVs) in major UK fleets demonstrate augmented interest of companies in EVs and increased willingness of fleet managers to include clean vehicles into t...
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Canada to provide EUR5,000+ for PHEV purchase

Canada to provide EUR5,000+ for PHEV purchase

7 November 2011
Consumers in several Canadian provinces will soon be able to benefit from purchase grants for plug-in vehicles ranging from $CAD8,000 (€5,705) in Quebec starting in January 2012, to $CAD5,000 (€3,566) in Bri...