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VW subsidiary to install 2,800 charging stations across US

Source: OpenLV

A unit of Volkswagen AG has announced that it will install 2,800 non-proprietary electric vehicle charging stations at about 500 sites in 17 of the largest American US cities within the next 18 months. The subsidiary of the German automaker, Electrify America, said that about 75% of them will be …

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China to halt subsidies for EVs, PHEVs

An employee of the Jinan vehicle administration department installs a plate on an electric car in Jinan, Shandong province, Dec 1, 2016. (Photo for China Daily)
Source: ECNS.cn

China will inform its local governments to stop offering subsidies for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, people said to be familiar with the matter have told Bloomberg. The move is intended to decrease government spending. Specifically, China’s Ministry of Finance is developing a plan to require local government to phase …

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Washington extends EV tax credit

US Capitol

In the US, the final Republican tax bill has preserved and extended a tax credit of up to US$7,500 for purchases of plug-in electric vehicles. The House of Representatives’ version of the bill, unveiled in November, had axed the credit. The more-recent Senate version, however, had preserved the all-important credit. …

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