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BYD electric buses start operation in Santiago

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The Chilean capital begins operations with its first two all-electric buses, supplied by China’s BYD The first two 100% electric buses in the history of Santiago City’s public transport began operating with an inauguration ceremony witnessed by the Minister of Transportation, Paola Tapia; the Minister of Energy, Andrés Rebolledo and …

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World C40 Cities initiative for all-electric buses by 2025

Mayors attend the C40 summit. (L-R) Secretary Wong of Hong Kong,  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Tokyo mayor Yuriko Koike, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala

Leaders of 12 cities across the world have signed a pledge to only buy all-electric buses to support the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The mayors and leaders of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland & Cape Town have all signed …

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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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