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Is Australia Lagging Its EV Peers?

Is Australia Lagging Its EV Peers?

15 October 2010
With electric vehicles (EVs) propelling both manufacturers and consumers towards green mobility, many countries have taken proactive measures to support development, from the point of view of both infrastructure and i...
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ParisTech Insitutes forming electric vehicle engineers

ParisTech Insitutes forming electric vehicle engineers

8 October 2010
In partnership with Renault and with the support of EDF group along with the general will of the industry and public authorities to promote environmental friendly and energy efficient mobility, a new masters degree sp...
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International guidelines for the electrification of cars

International guidelines for the electrification of cars

16 September 2010
The Japanese Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles Intends to draft guidelines for the conversion of cars into EVs in order to ensure minimum safety standards. These guidelines would target amateurs as we...
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Progress in standardisation of EV charging connectors

Progress in standardisation of EV charging connectors

7 September 2010
The UK Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders has issued a report that assesses the progress in the standardisation of EV charging connections for conductive charging in Europe, the United States and Japan. In th...
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Fuel economy labels to come in the US: A+ rating for EVs?

Fuel economy labels to come in the US: A+ rating for EVs?

31 August 2010
US EPA and DOT are proposing new fuel economy labels for cars, clearly featuring the environmental performance of cars in terms of GHG emissions and fuel consumption visible for everybody on the window. EVs are expect...
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$8 Million for Innovative Research Projects on Lithium Ba...

$8 Million for Innovative Research Projects on Lithium Ba...

3 August 2010
The US Department of Energy's Office of Vehicle Technology is funding research projects on lithium battery anodes to accelerate the application of lithium batteries in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric veh...
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US Recovery Act: the progress so far in electrifying Amer...

US Recovery Act: the progress so far in electrifying Amer...

28 July 2010
The US Department of Energy has released a report which documents how the funds from the Recovery Act have been allocated so far in projects related to electric vehicles, how investments interact to stimulate both sup...
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South Korea invests 5.3 trillion won into EV and HEV deve...

South Korea invests 5.3 trillion won into EV and HEV deve...

27 July 2010
The world’s fifth largest crude oil buyer and the second largest buyer of liquefied natural gas announced last week to invest 22.4 trillion Korean won (€14.6 billion) in green technologies. A quarter of the...
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Portland City adopts plan to speed up EV deployment

Portland City adopts plan to speed up EV deployment

26 July 2010
The Portland Oregon city council has approved an 8-step action plan to accelerate the take up of electric vehicles, as one of several key strategies that will help the city achieve its climate action targets. The US c...
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US: 3.9 billion dollar for EV infrastructure and launch o...

US: 3.9 billion dollar for EV infrastructure and launch o...

23 July 2010
The US Senate Energy Committee approved this week a new $3.9 billion (around €3 billion) worth bill to build charging infrastructure, conduct research and provide incentives for consumers to buy electric and plug...
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US and EU - joint strategy for rare earth elements?

US and EU - joint strategy for rare earth elements?

15 July 2010
The U.S. Congress and the European Parliament are said to ponder parallel hearings and a joint communiqué on crucial raw materials as part of efforts to cooperate on areas of strategic interest.
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European Commission gives mandate to standardise EV chargers

European Commission gives mandate to standardise EV chargers

9 July 2010
The European Committee for Standardisation (CENELEC) has been charged with the elaboration of standards for EV technologies such as plugs and charging systems.
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Italy joining the electric ride with new regulation

Italy joining the electric ride with new regulation

9 July 2010
According to a recently published report the Italian government as well as the industry is pushing for electric vehicle development. With a new regulation and several new projects Italy is getting ready for the EVolut...
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EU: Common safety standard to speed up EV introduction

EU: Common safety standard to speed up EV introduction

17 June 2010
The European Commission has proposed common safety standards for electric vehicle markets in Europe. By thereby protecting electric vehicle users and simplifying the current legislation at the same time, the EC is aim...
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62 million Swedish kronor to finance Stockholm's EV fleet

62 million Swedish kronor to finance Stockholm's EV fleet

10 June 2010
The city of Stockholm joins forces with the power supplier Vattenfall to promote electric mobility. A grant from the Swedish Energy Agency will serve to purchase Sweden's largest EV fleet.