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Utilities lobby Congress to support EV tax credit

US Capitol

US utilities want Congress to extend credits for electric vehicles A group of 36 US utilities has written to Congress in support of the Section 30D electric vehicle tax credit. The letter urged congressional leadership to modify the credit by eliminating the existing manufacturer cap. The tax credit provides support in …

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General Motors sees “all-electric future” – ups Bolt production

Mary Barra at CERAWeek. Source Mary Barra/Twitter

CEO Mary Barra has set out a tall order for General Motors – and the industry – to increase production of its Chevrolet Bolt, protect tax credits, and develop infrastructure. But is everything as it seems or do profits prevail? Speaking at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, Ms. Barra …

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Ameren Missouri pushes ahead on EV infrastructure

Charging Point

Planned Charge Ahead program would encourage EV use among Missouri residents and businesses Regional US utility Ameren Missouri has filed plans for its Charge Ahead program with the Missouri Public Service Commission. If approved, the program would introduce incentives for the installation of workplace, multifamily, and public EV charging stations, …

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California to allow fully autonomous vehicles by April

The autonomous Cruise AV will feature no driver, steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls when it goes on the road in 2019. Source: GM

New ruling from the state’s DMV will offer companies permits to operate autonomous vehicles without a human driver behind the wheel from April In a landmark ruling, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has said it will scrap legislation which requires a human to be in the driver’s seat while …

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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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