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Colorado launches EV adoption plan


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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China to halt subsidies for EVs, PHEVs

An employee of the Jinan vehicle administration department installs a plate on an electric car in Jinan, Shandong province, Dec 1, 2016. (Photo for China Daily)
Source: ECNS.cn

China will inform its local governments to stop offering subsidies for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, people said to be familiar with the matter have told Bloomberg. The move is intended to decrease government spending. Specifically, China’s Ministry of Finance is developing a plan to require local government to phase …

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Washington extends EV tax credit

US Capitol

In the US, the final Republican tax bill has preserved and extended a tax credit of up to US$7,500 for purchases of plug-in electric vehicles. The House of Representatives’ version of the bill, unveiled in November, had axed the credit. The more-recent Senate version, however, had preserved the all-important credit. …

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Mitsubishi signs EV initiative in Indonesia

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors has signed an MoU with the Indonesian Government to expand use and availability of EVs Japan’s Mitsubishi has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian government, in  support of the latter’s aim to encourage the development of EVs and reduce CO2 emissions. Measures covered under the …

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