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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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Mercedes-Benz supplies hybrid Econic refuse truck

The new Mercedes-Benz Econic 1838 4x2 refuse collection vehicle being used in Lewisham.

The hybrid Econic model uses an electric, battery-powered tipper and  crusher Embracing electrification in transport also means finding alternative solutions for other vehicle functions. in the case of one Mercedes-Benz Econic 1838 4×2 refuse truck used in London, that includes adding an electric tipper and crusher to the main truck body. Mercedes-Benz …

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London to turn lamp posts into EV charge points

An EV charging Lamp post

Retro-fitting lamp posts to turn them into charge points will bring major savings More of London’s lamp posts could become electric car chargers under a new plan just unveiled. The lamp posts in the borough of Wandsworth could all be converted. The British government wants to halt the sale of new …

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Volvo unveils high-performance Polestar 1 hybrid

Polestar 1

Volvo subsidiary Polestar 1 launches its first high-performance PHEV ahead of battery-only models in 2019 Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has today revealed its future as a new standalone electric performance brand. the company confirmed plans for its first three models, a new purpose-built production facility in China and …

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