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California takes out the trash!

The Motiv All-Electric Powertrain, installed on the Sacramento electric refuse truck
Source: PRNewsfoto/Motiv Power Systems

The city of Sacramento, capital of California, has taken another step towards electrification of utilities following the delivery of its first all-electric rubbish truck Several companies have been brought onboard to provide the various components of the Electric Refuse Vehicle (ERV). Motiv Power Systems provides a scalable, modular all-electric powertrain …

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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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China issues list of subsidy-approved EVs

BYD e6 - By anthonares http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthonares/4300253787/sizes/o/, CC BY-SA 2.0,

China has published a list of EV models which are approved to receive state subsidies, including those using batteries made by South Korean firms batteries China has released a new list of recommended clean energy vehicles. This would allow 185 car models to get government subsidies. Cheating in the government …

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BYD becomes third-largest EV manufacturer in the world

California Governor Jerry Brown at BYD's Lancaster factory. Source: BYD

Chinese company closes in on Tesla and sets sights on US market Chinese automaker BYD has overtaken Mitsubishi to become the third-largest EV manufacturer in the world. With 161,000 total sales including hybrids, it now trails only the Renault-Nissan Alliance (369,000 sales) and Tesla Motors (164,000 sales). In fact, it …

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Samsung takes 2% stake in China’s BYD

Source: Samsung Electronics

South Korean electronics maker Samsung looks to expand presence in lucrative automotive semiconductor market Korea’s Samsung Electronics, one of the world’s largest makers of consumer electronics, has paid almost US$450 million for a stake in Chinese electric-car manufacturer BYD. BYD – which is part owned by Warren Buffett’s investment group …

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