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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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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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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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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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UPDATED: Icelandic tax breaks make EVs cost competitive

UPDATED: Icelandic tax breaks make EVs cost competitive

21 June 2012
The great abundance of renewable energy sources coupled with the fact that the majority of the population lives within the area of the capital makes Iceland an ideal place for the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs)...
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ACEA sings same old song on CO<sub>2</sub> targets

ACEA sings same old song on CO2 targets

12 July 2012
Following yesterday’s adoption of the European Commission's proposals to reduce CO2 emissions from cars and vans, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has released a Press Release stating th...
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US proposal on EV noise standards

US proposal on EV noise standards

8 January 2013
The silence of EVs has been raised as a safety issue by associations representing visually impaired/disabled people and cyclists associations. To address these issues, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio...
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Michigan approves tax incentives for battery makers

Michigan approves tax incentives for battery makers

7 January 2009
As the U.S. struggles to close the gap to Asian competitors on the battery front, a new bill introduced in Michigan will support the development and manufacturing of batteries for hybrid and full-electric vehicles. Ho...
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President Obama wants greener US cars

27 January 2009
Stepping in after 8 years of climate-skeptic US administration, new President Barack Obama is acting swiftly to curb cars and trucks CO2 emissions by pushing for individual states to control emissions standards and wo...
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International agencies launch Global Fuel Economy Initiative

International agencies launch Global Fuel Economy Initiative

11 March 2009
The FIA Foundation, International Energy Agency, International Transport Forum and the United Nations Environment Programme have launched the first global automotive efficiency initiative to cut fuel consumption from ...
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France and Germany standardise plugs

France and Germany standardise plugs

11 February 2010
Franco-German automakers have agreed to harmonise their plugs and create a uniform billing system. The move comes in parallel to an EU ministerial announcement that standardisation is paramount for EV success in the EU.
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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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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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Germany's electricity grid ready for millions of EVs

Germany's electricity grid ready for millions of EVs

13 December 2010
An interim report of the National Electromobility Platform concludes that Germany’s grid is ready for electric vehicles. Only upgrades in some regions are needed to handle far more than the 1 million EVs on the ...
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France to ban old polluting cars from cities

France to ban old polluting cars from cities

12 April 2011
Eight French cities have volunteered to become Priority Action Areas for Air Quality (ZAPA) which limit or forbid the access for polluting cars. Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable...