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Major US cities propose EV incentive to automakers

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Cities would spend out of their own pockets for a range of commercial vehicles, defying Trump’s EPA cuts EVs and renewable energy appear to be fighting a war on several fronts in Trump’s America. For one thing, the president is hoping to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) funding by …

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Leclanché awarded Chinese certification

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Swiss-headquartered battery firm targets Chinese transportation market Leclanché has received certifications recognising its LTO battery cell’s compliance with China’s latest standards, a pre-requisite to providing battery solutions to power electric vehicles in China. This certification corresponds to the latest standards issued by the Standards Administration of China, and covers requirements …

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New Charge NY campaign launched by Governor

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Andrew Cuomo backs 450 new charging stations and a plan for an EV “model city” March 6 saw Governor of New York state, Andrew Cuomo, announce a new EV campaign that includes the installation of charging stations, incentives for employers to encourage employees to drive electric vehicles and a public …

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All Beijing taxis could be EVs from 2017

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The US$1.3 billion operation could eventually affect all of the city’s nearly 70,000 cabs A plan for all new and replacement taxis in Beijing to be EVs is afoot, at least according to a draft work program on air pollution control in major Chinese cities. According to Zhao Cheng in …

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San Francisco to make infrastructure “100% electric vehicle ready”

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City to require that all new buildings and parking lots accommodate EV charging As the spiritual home of cutting-edge technology, it is perhaps unsurprising that San Francisco has one of the largest concentrations of EVs in the world. Also unsurprising, then, is this week’s announcement by Mayor Edwin M. Lee …

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