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California governor backs new ZEVs mandate

Street traffic in Los Angeles, California.

California Governor Jerry Brown signs a new executive order calling for 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on state roads by 2030 California, already the spiritual home of the electric car, is now pushing for an even more aggressive uptake of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). State governor Edmund Brown last week signed …

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EU endorses 2030 Renewable Energy target in Transport

European Commission, Brussels.

MEPs voted to support a range of proposals which would see a growing support for EVs The European Parliament has endorsed a series of proposals that would see each Member State agree to a range of terms concerning energy consumption. MEPs voted to back targets for cleaner, more efficient energy …

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Colorado launches EV adoption plan

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New initiative will aim to build fast-charging corridors and deliver the Regional Electric Vehicle West programme Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has announced the release of the Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan, delivering on a directive set forth in the July 2017 Executive Order, “Supporting Colorado’s Clean Energy Transition.” “The Colorado EV Plan serves …

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Saudi Arabia, Japan work on EV pilot scheme

Jeddah water tower at night. Saudi Arabia

Japanese firms to help Saudi Electricity Company build fast chargers and trial electric cars Saudi Arabia is well known for its thriving luxury car market, but the world’s second-largest oil producer is still in no hurry to build spur widespread EV adoption. Indeed, a recent report from Business Insider notes …

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Ontario government offers charger incentives

Cars in Canadian capital Ottowa, Ontario.

The programme will support the installation of level 2 chargers at workplaces A new Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program, part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, has been announced at the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in Toronto. The programme is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution …

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NPPD launches incentive program for EV charging data

ChargePoint home charging system.

Nebraska utility NPPD to offer US$200 incentive for installation of ChargePoint 240Volt charging station The Nebraska Public Power District and its wholesale customers are interested in what could be a potential increase in electric load by more and more electric vehicles being charged, prompting the launch of NPPD’s Energy Wise …

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