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Edmunds too quick to suggest gloomy outlook for EVs

Source: Renault-Nissan and Transdev

Rather than drawing correlations between a cut in incentives and a dead EV market, this study indicates that more accurate research is needed. For example, further market research into the stage in the buying process at which people begin looking at boring things like rebates and financial incentives. When do people get excited about EVs? Do people look into purchasing an EV to save money, to save the environment, or with an eye on the future of oil reserves? Are EVs still a niche because of lack of financial incentive, or because of lack of charging stations?

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German official moots EV quotas for automakers

volkswagen-electric-cars

Maria Krautzberger believes such action is necessary if Germany is to achieve its climate agreement targets Ambitious goals call for ambitious measures, and these are exactly what Maria Krautzberger is proposing with regard to past climate agreements. The head of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) thinks that Germany’s goals cannot …

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Hyundai accelerates towards batteries as it puts hydrogen in park

Ioniq concept 
Source: Hyundai

Hyundai has announced plans for an new all-electric platform and luxury branding ahead of Korea Autoshow Hyundai senior vice president, Lee Ki-sang, confirmed the automaker’s change of direction as it makes plans to concentrate to move beyond fuel-cell hydrogen cars, adding: “The electric-vehicle platform will require high up-front investments but …

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Audi leads Volkswagen Group’s charge into electric vehicle manufacture

e-Tron SUV concept

German automaker aims to produce three EVs by 2020 Audi has expanded on its commitment to developing EVs, now affirming that it will produce three electric models before 2020. The announcement was made on Wednesday 15th March at the company’s annual corporate press conference at which the company also revealed …

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All Beijing taxis could be EVs from 2017

Polluted highway outside Beijing

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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