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China introduces policies to support and grow green travel

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China is expected to roll out policies in support of electric and hybrid cars later this year. Authorities hope this will boost their hold on the market and help crackdown on air pollution in cities. To push buyers towards green travel, China will continue to waiver purchase taxes on new …

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Ford to spend $11b on hybrids and EVs

The 2018 Ford F-150 – Ford has said it will offer a hybrid version of its classic pickup in 2020.

Ford moots plans to up its spending on hybrid and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) alongside an intuitive product and infrastructure experience for its users Ford has announced further details to its recently re-vamped ‘Team Edison‘ plan after revealing changes to ex-CEO, Mark Fields’ 2017 presentation. Fields discussed a budget of US$4.5 billion (set …

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Daimler to build battery and EV factory in Thailand

Announcement of strategic investment in Thailand: (from left to right) Mr. Andreas Lettner, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing (Thailand) Limited, Mr. Michael Grewe, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Industry (Thailand), Mr. Markus Schaefer, Member of the Divisional Board of Management Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain, H.E. Peter Prügel, German Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Veerachai Chaochankij, Managing Director of Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company Limited.

Mercedes-Benz Cars to invest in battery production facility in Thailand, under a partnership with TAAP   Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Cars will spend 100 million euros (US$123 million) by 2020 on a lithium-ion battery factory in Thailand to better access the fast-growing Asia region. The German company is partnering with Automotive Assembly …

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Philippe Starck designs power dock for Bentley’s Bentayga Hybrid

Starck outlines the Bentayga Hybrid dock system.

Bentley collaborates with designer Philippe Starck on a recharging unit concept for the Bentayga Hybrid As EVs enter the mainstream, accessories and ancillary services like charging infrastructure and home batteries offer new opportunities for automakers to make some add-on sales. For luxury carmakers, the gains can be even greater. Most …

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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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