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China EV quota to stick, reports say

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Draft public consultation document maintains 2018 date for 8% sales quota China, the world’s largest electric car market, is apparently not loosening strict EV sales quotas, reports Reuters. China’s Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had reached a compromise that would have required less stringent quotas, the leaders …

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Ola & Mahindra team up in Nagpur

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Fleet of 200 EVs will be made available throughout the city for public and private transport Ola and Mahindra have partnered with the Government of India to provide new electric transport options in Nagpur. The project will incorporate vehicles across different sectors, including e-buses, e-cabs, e-rickshaws and EVs together on …

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Australia launches Electric Vehicle Council

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National organisation will track EV sales and raise consumer awareness A new national body aimed at increasing the uptake of EVs in Australia was officially launched in Canberra on Monday May 22. The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) is an industry-led organisation representing and coordinating the EV industry in Australia. According …

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11 companies take on ‘all-Japan’ approach to hydrogen infrastructure

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Toyota, Nissan, and Honda are among the 11 companies which have agreed to work together to construct large-scale hydrogen stations in Japan. According to Toyota, the move is intended to boost the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles through the development of infrastructure and vehicle production. The companies involved also …

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Argentina to expand EV imports, charging network

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Tariffs to be cut on selected brands, as ABB and YPF lead a build out of fast chargers Argentina is to reduce import taxes on EVs and expand access to fast-chargers across the country as part of efforts to increase low-carbon transport. Currently taxes on imported electric vehicles and hybrids …

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