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EC takes action to reinforce EU leadership in clean vehicles

European Commission, Brussels.

The EC proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles The European Commission today took a decisive step forward in implementing the EU’s commitments under the Paris Agreement for a …

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US rebate rollback threatens EV automakers

California Clean Air green sticker - Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz).

Consumers and automakers alike could be hurt if the Republican Party succeed in scrapping the EV tax credit, and other clean-energy tax breaks It was announced this week that House Republicans are proposing to eliminate the US$7,500 tax credit currently in place to help increase the affordability of EVs. Currently, …

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New study shows EVs emit 50% less GHGs than diesel

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Even using carbon-intensive power, EVs are cleaner and produce fewer emissions than the average diesel car Although EVs are undoubtedly cleaner while on the roads, critics often charge them with being responsible for the same – or even greater – emissions as diesel and other ICE cars during their production …

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World C40 Cities initiative for all-electric buses by 2025

Mayors attend the C40 summit. (L-R) Secretary Wong of Hong Kong,  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Tokyo mayor Yuriko Koike, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala

Leaders of 12 cities across the world have signed a pledge to only buy all-electric buses to support the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The mayors and leaders of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland & Cape Town have all signed …

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What does the Clean Growth Strategy mean for EVs?

UK Houses of Parliament

The UK’s Clean Growth Strategy has outlined an impressive platform for low-carbon vehicles Last week the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) unveiled its Clean Growth Strategy, a plan outlining how the low-carbon sector could be a driver for economic growth. The Strategy document contains plans …

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Petronas unit to expand EV charging

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PDB to expand EV charging infrastructure in Malaysia as country works towards ambitious 2020 targets A unit of Malaysian national oil company Petronas, Petronas Dagangan (PDB), has said it intends to expand its provision of EV charging points from 66 to 100. According to a report from local automotive site …

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Gov. Brown signs raft of California ZEV bills

Street traffic in Los Angeles, California.

50% of California light duty fleet and 15% of heavy vehicle fleet to be electric by 2025 Already one of the most ambitious political forces in terms of EV adoption, California is putting even further legislative power behind zero-emission technologies. October 10 saw State Governor Jerry Brown sign 11 bills …

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