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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

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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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VULE Partagé electric van-sharing trial launches in Paris

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The PSA and Renault-backed program will be tested by small, central businesses Over the past 12 months, the Parisian government has taken a number of tough stances on air pollution. One of the more notable of these was the legislation in June of last year barring any car built before 1997 from entering the …

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Massachusetts stands up for EV incentives

Massachusetts Senate. Source: Daderot at the English language Wikipedia.

State Senate passes last-minute legislation in a bid to guarantee incentives for EV users With the presidential election result this week, the future of electric vehicle incentives in the United States is highly uncertain. Government grants towards the cost of personal EVs and fast chargers may disappear. The provision of …

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China considers Californian-style EV incentives

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Overcapacity and under-delivery from Chinese EV manufacturers has prompted the government to consider an overhaul China is considering implementing new incentives for the production of electric vehicles (EVs), reports Caixin Online. The incentives are modelled on California’s scheme for promoting EVs. Critics have said that China’s current incentive programme does …

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