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Opinion: The UK’s Not-So-Electric announcement

UK Houses of Parliament

Gav Don reflects on the implications of the UK’s headline-grabbing electrification policy The newsflow here in the UK has been electrified (literally) by a new announcement on plans for EVs and the death of hydrocarbons. In short, our Environment Minister (Michael Gove) boldly stated that from 2040 UK manufacturers will …

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Volkswagen offers up to 10,000 euros to go electric

e-Golf, Source: Volkswagen

VW to offer incentives as part of German “environmental programme” Volkswagen has introduced a new “environmental programme” aimed at encouraging German consumers to trade in diesel-fuelled vehicles. In a bid to rectify the ongoing headache of its so-called “dieselgate” scandal, and shore up demand for its incoming suite of electric …

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German consortium plans European “Gigafactory”

Render of Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory

A group of 17 companies and research organisations have formed the Terra E consortium to develop a large-scale lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing facilities in Germany. The recently formed TerraE-Holding company will lead the consortium and head up the implementation plan. Its 17 members include companies from the industrial supply chain …

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Proterra opens new LA factory

Governor Brown at the Proterra facility. Source: Twitter.

100,000-square foot facility will serve new contracts in California and further afield US electric bus and heavy-duty vehicle-maker Proterra has officially opened its new Los Angeles manufacturing facility. Company staff were joined by California Governor Jerry Brown, who leads the country’s most ambitious administration in terms of pursuing low-carbon energy …

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