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UPDATED: Chinese government to provide major support for ...

UPDATED: Chinese government to provide major support for ...

31 October 2011
The government of China is expected to adopt a plan later this year that foresees around a million plug-in vehicles and more than 2,300 charging stations by 2015. Recently the government representatives have announced...
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IEC released standards for harmonised global EV charging ...

IEC released standards for harmonised global EV charging ...

24 October 2011
The two new international standards IEC 62196-1 and IEC 62196-2 released by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) define plugs and sockets for electric vehicle (EV) charging while addressing diverse regu...
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DOE’s Quadrennial Technology Review puts emphasis o...

DOE’s Quadrennial Technology Review puts emphasis o...

5 October 2011
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) first Quadrennial Technology Review identifies six key strategies to address current energy challenges. The review indicates that among the transport strategies, the greatest ...
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EV charging standards: European OEMs recommendations

EV charging standards: European OEMs recommendations

26 September 2011
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has published on 14 September 2011 a position paper with recommendations for the “standardisation of the charging of electrically-chargeable vehicles&rdqu...
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Online tools to facilitate EV charging in USA homes

Online tools to facilitate EV charging in USA homes

29 August 2011
On 22 August 2011, the USA Department of Energy (DoE) initiated two new online tools: A video tutorial targeted at electricians and inspectors together with a template of a permit for an electric vehicle (EV) home cha...
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Portugal places order for 100 fast charging stations

Portugal places order for 100 fast charging stations

22 August 2011
Portugal has announced the installation of 300 fast charging stations as part of its MOBI.E programme. 100 such stations, which in the fastest operating mode can fully power an EV in one hour, have already been ordered.
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California: Zero-cost ways to support EV introduction

California: Zero-cost ways to support EV introduction

26 July 2011
On 1 July 2011, California decided to ban hybrids from carpool lanes, giving this privilege to PHEVs and full EVs. In the same month, on 21 July 2011, California’s Air Resources Board voted to cut the rebate EV ...
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When will Europe finally have standards for EV charging?

When will Europe finally have standards for EV charging?

19 July 2011
On 18 July 2011, the Focus Group on European Electro-Mobility formed by CEN and CENELEC published their report on EV charging standards. Unfortunately, the Focus Group, formed by national standard organisations and Eu...
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US Standards Panel convenes

US Standards Panel convenes

19 July 2011
Following their workshop from April this year, the American National Standards Institute convened the Electric Vehicles Standard Panel on 20-21 June. The panel’s task is to set standards for charging infrastruct...
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California policy update for cleaner transport

California policy update for cleaner transport

6 July 2011
Last week California’s policy for cleaner transport has been updated twice: on 29 June 2011, the EPA proposed to approve California’s Air quality plans and on 1 July 2011, California decided to kick out hy...
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Germany: €1 billion for R&D in electric mobility

Germany: €1 billion for R&D in electric mobility

20 May 2011
The German cabinet agreed on Wednesday to the €1 billion additional funding for electric mobility research and development, demanded by the National Platform for Electro-mobility in their 2nd interim report in or...
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CARS 21 High-level group public hearing: 4 key challenges...

CARS 21 High-level group public hearing: 4 key challenges...

17 May 2011
The Competitive Automotive Regulatory System for the 21st century (CARS 21) High-level group, part of the EU Commission’s modern industrial policy, organised on 13 May 2011 a public hearing during which key mess...
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Germany: more money for the EV industry

Germany: more money for the EV industry

17 May 2011
The German National Platform for Electro-mobility has issued its second report and triggered as reaction a new government action plan on electric mobility to be published on 18 May. The report underlines the need to i...
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Oslo: electric car world capital

Oslo: electric car world capital

12 May 2011
From the locally-produced Buddy to the Roadster Tesla, all kinds of electric cars can be found on Norwegian roads, and especially in the area of Oslo. More than 4,000 silent and clean vehicles are already there, and t...
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EV in France: 400 000 public charging points by 2020

EV in France: 400 000 public charging points by 2020

5 May 2011
Senator Louis Nègre presented in April the French Green Paper on public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Commissioned in September 2010 by French Prime Minister François Fillon, the documen...