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Canada launches e-bus project

Source: Nova Bus

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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Oxford secures more funding for electric vehicles

Oxford covered market

Oxford City Council in the UK has secured GBP200,000 of government funding to buy new electric vehicles and charging points The money will be used to procure two electric light goods vehicles and three cargo bikes for the town’s Covered Market traders, and cover the installation of three charging points …

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UK report demands expedited deadline for ending ICE sales

ICE exhaust

The UK House of Commons released a new report last week on the nation’s obligations to improve air quality, mooting that ICE car sales should be banned sooner rather than later The report is the result of a joint inquiry, launched in 2017 after concerns were raised regarding the government’s …

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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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