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New Chinese subsidy programme: 60,000 Yuan for EV purchase

New Chinese subsidy programme: 60,000 Yuan for EV purchase

4 June 2010
China has announced generous subsidies for buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. The two-year pilot programme will however in a first time only be available in five major cities.
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UK's new government mandates national recharging network ...

UK's new government mandates national recharging network ...

1 June 2010
The new Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government considers a modern infrastructure, including a national recharging network for EVs, as key to economic uptake. They declare the political will to green the tr...
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US: industry for fuel-efficiency standards - political su...

US: industry for fuel-efficiency standards - political su...

31 May 2010
President Obama enjoys industry support for a single national fuel-efficiency standard. The industry is less enthusiastic about an Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act proposed by U.S. House and Senate, focusing gene...
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Denmark - do international standards really matter?

Denmark - do international standards really matter?

28 May 2010
The Danish government and power companies intend to have electric cars on the streets in no time. While electric mobility is on the agenda of all major economies, no country pushes ahead like Denmark. The reason might...
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France, Germany, Portugal and Spain push for e-mobility i...

France, Germany, Portugal and Spain push for e-mobility i...

27 May 2010
Industry ministers of the European Union have backed the EU strategy for clean and energy-efficient vehicles, including EVs, and called for a a standard for the interoperability between EVs and the charging infrastruc...
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Submit your comments to the review of California’s ...

Submit your comments to the review of California’s ...

11 May 2010
The review of the Zero Emission Vehicle regulation in California aims for large scale market penetration of EVs and PHEVs. If you have a comment to make or and an advice to give – now is the time to speak up!
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European Parliament makes little steps towards EV standar...

European Parliament makes little steps towards EV standar...

10 May 2010
The European Parliament believes that European-wide standards in electric mobility would strengthen the internal market and calls upon Commission and Council to push the standardisation of electric vehicle chargers to...
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Germany's National Platform for Electric Mobility

Germany's National Platform for Electric Mobility

4 May 2010
On 3 May 2010, Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Berlin with representatives of the German car manufacturing industry. The outcome of this industry summit is an alliance between federal government and some of the larges...
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EV association comments on EU strategy

EV association comments on EU strategy

30 April 2010
Going-Electric welcomes the EU's Strategy on Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles announced on 28 April 2010 but regrets its lack of vision.
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EU lays down strategy on clean cars

EU lays down strategy on clean cars

29 April 2010
The European Commission yesterday presented its strategy for encouraging the development and widespread deployment of clean and energy efficient vehicles. A number of actions focus on enabling e-mobility, through for ...
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Europe: A maze of EV strategies

Europe: A maze of EV strategies

20 April 2010
The European Commission has set 3 key dates in 2010 for electric mobility, trying to define a harmonised European strategy while countries like France and Spain push their individual EV agendas.
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And the next to go electric is... Québec

And the next to go electric is... Québec

16 April 2010
The Canadian Province introduces an action plan for the period 2010-2015 to push the commercialisation of electric vehicles. The objective? A 25% market share of EVs and PHEVs by 2020. The investment? $165 million.
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China: Green Auto Plan awaiting approval

China: Green Auto Plan awaiting approval

12 April 2010
China seems to join the ranks of governments proactively promoting electric mobility through attractive incentive programmes. While buyers profit from substantial subsidies and small automakers are securing their shar...
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The fronts are closing in on conventional ICE cars

The fronts are closing in on conventional ICE cars

2 April 2010
Road traffic is one of the heaviest emitter of greenhouse gases. U.S. administrations are following up on President Obama's announcement of a National Plan to tackle the problem and confront the automotive industry wi...
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When ministers start going electric....

When ministers start going electric....

26 March 2010
Incentives are nice and political endorsement of electric mobility is important, no doubt. Very often, however, the last is nothing more than a lip service. With many having already pointed out that EV uptake could ea...