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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

Render of Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory

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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EV start-up Singulato Motors to invest US$2.4b in Suzhou

Singulato concept

Chinese start-up Singulato Motors is to invest 15 billion yuan (US$2.4 billion) over the next five years into Suzhou, a city in eastern China Singulato Motors, a China-based EV and intelligent vehicle start-up, has announced a new agreement with the Suzhou city government, covering the research and development of so-called new-energy …

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