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UK Government and industry invest in propulsion technology

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Innovative low carbon programmes aim to save over 3 million tonnes of CO2 The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has awarded GBP35 million to three UK-based low carbon automotive powertrain projects, potentially creating or safeguarding nearly 1,800 UK jobs. The APC is a joint venture between the UK government and the automotive …

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Charging “at the right time” could save you money, Ofgem research says

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Flexible charging can allow at least 60% more EVs to be charged Ofgem has proposed system reforms on EV plans which will reduce the cost to consumers of meeting the extra demand from electric vehicles as well as connecting them and more renewable generation, battery storage and other new technologies …

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UK to push home and street charging

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The UK has published its ‘Road to Zero’ policy paper The UK government has unveiled plans for new homes in suburban England to come with electric vehicle charging points. The plans would also require new street lights to come with charge points as well. The new initiatives were announced by UK …

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DOE wants to ease hydrogen regulations

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) investigates regulatory barriers that inhibit development of hydrogen infrastructure Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons has announced a new Request for Information (RFI) to encourage a united effort with the industry in the context of developing hydrogen as …

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Tesla makes Chinese solo play

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Tesla has established a new company in Shanghai, a move towards a Chinese Gigafactory US electric vehicle icon Tesla has registered an electric car firm in Shanghai. Since China announced that it would be scrapping regulations preventing foreign car makers from operating in the country without a Chinese partner, the …

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Denmark may review EV subsidies to combat falling sales

i3 EV and taxi standing at the intersection near Old Stock Exchange Building, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Falling sales in one of the world’s most progressive EV adopters has the government re-thinking its rollback of incentives Denmark, historically one of the biggest adopters of EVs, has seen sales drop so much that the government may re-introduce financial incentives for the purchase of the vehicles, Prime Minister Lars …

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Canada launches e-bus project

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Canada to trial fast-charging and electric bus routes in Vancouver, and Brampton and York, Ontario Natural Resources Canada has announced a new C$1.2 million investment in the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority’s (TransLink) demonstration project, covering the installation of overhead charging stations for electric buses in Vancouver. Canada’s two …

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Hawaii plots course to an all-electric future

Kalakaua Ave along Waikiki beach, Oahu, Hawaii.

A roadmap created by Hawaiian Electric, has the goal of getting EV ownership to outpace ICE-powered vehicles by 2045 Hawaiian Electric has released an “Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap” which describes near- and long-term actions to lower emissions and reduce imported fuel for transportation. The plan, filed with the state’s …

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