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UPDATE: European Parliament backs mandatory EU-wide rollo...

UPDATE: European Parliament backs mandatory EU-wide rollo...

9 December 2013
The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee endorsed a draft EU directive mandating Member States to ensure at least a certain minimum number of publicly available electric vehicle (EV) charging po...
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UK aims to become a world leader in EVs

UK aims to become a world leader in EVs

3 February 2014
The UK government has announced plans to spend £9,3m (€11,3m) on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the hopes of encouraging more people to make the switch to green cars. The plan foresees a rollout o...
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China speeds up on EV infrastructure investment: ELECTRIC...

China speeds up on EV infrastructure investment: ELECTRIC...

17 December 2014
China is increasing its EV investment in different regions of the country. With the goal of reaching EV sales of 5 million units by 2020, local government is speeding up infrastructure construction by building chargin...
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Norwegian EV tax reliefs will remain through 2017, says E...

Norwegian EV tax reliefs will remain through 2017, says E...

29 June 2012
Norway's Environment Minister presented in Brussels this week Norway's strengthened efforts to address climate change: Tax reliefs for EVs will remain through 2017 and plug-in hybrids will be given access to parking w...
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EU proposes minimum of 8 million EV charging points by 2020

EU proposes minimum of 8 million EV charging points by 2020

28 January 2013
On 24 January 2013, the European Commission unveiled measures to boost the deployment of alternative fuels, including electricity and hydrogen, in EU transport. Under the ‘Clean Power for Transport’ packag...
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Brazil may require EV charging stations in 2014

Brazil may require EV charging stations in 2014

26 February 2013
Brazil, in an effort to attract car manufacturers to invest in local factories, may pass a law requiring power utilities to install electric vehicle charging stations, starting in 2014. Below cars21.com gives an overv...
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EVs to represent 90% of total sales in Nordic region by 2050

EVs to represent 90% of total sales in Nordic region by 2050

30 January 2013
‘Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives,’ released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) describes how the Nordic countries can meet their national climate targets and achieve a carbon-neutral energy sys...
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China announces new electric vehicle subsidies - ELECTRIC...

China announces new electric vehicle subsidies - ELECTRIC...

3 October 2013
On 17 September, China renewed subsidies for pure electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles. However, whilst providing support for electric cars, the Government’s new policy reduces their overall sub...
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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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What does President Obama’s climate speech mean for...

What does President Obama’s climate speech mean for...

27 June 2013
New fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles, development and deployment of advanced transportation technologies, including next-generation biofuels and advanced batteries - these are the transport sector-relate...
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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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Switched On Scotland presents an ambitious EV Roadmap

Switched On Scotland presents an ambitious EV Roadmap

20 September 2013
No diesel-fuelled vehicles in Scottish cities and towns by 2050, almost all new car sales to be near-zero emission by 2040 and public car fleet to be replaced with electric cars. These ambitious goals are part of the ...
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CO<sub>2</sub> regulations – Are they strict enough?

CO2 regulations – Are they strict enough?

8 April 2013
Fuel economy standards are at the top of the agenda in the US and Europe. However, it seems that most manufacturers have already outperformed 2015 targets, which means that 2020 or 2025 objectives are “easy&rdqu...
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Electric vehicles under latest annual session of the Nati...

Electric vehicles under latest annual session of the Nati...

12 March 2013
In March the annual session of China’s top legislature, the National’s People’s Congress, opened, with Chinese minister Wang Gang and Geely’s chairman Li Shufu expressing their support for the ...
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China shifting development priority to hybrids- ELECTRIC ...

China shifting development priority to hybrids- ELECTRIC ...

16 May 2012
The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology has published new guidelines for EV development, shifting the priority to gasoline-electric hybrids. China will however continue efforts in developing charging technology...