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Canada announces expanded public EV network in British Columbia

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The Canadian government will invest C$1.15 million to build 23 EV chargers in British Columbia Electric and alternative fuel vehicles play a key role in reducing pollution. As Canadians continue to make greener choices, the government of Canada is delivering more options for them to drive where they need to …

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New York adds US$3 million in funding to help towns and villages expand EV fleets

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The New York Power Authority has provided US$8 million since 2003 for EV initiatives The New York Power Authority has approved US$3 million in funding to continue a zero-interest loan programme that helps dozens of municipalities and rural electricity cooperatives purchase electric vehicles and battery charging equipment for their fleets. …

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Energy Commission approves US$8-million grant for hydrogen fuel cell station

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The fuel cell station will source its hydrogen from renewable biogas The California Energy Commission has voted to approve an US$8-million grant to develop a high-capacity hydrogen fuelling station to service and promote the expansion of zero-emission fuel cell electric Class 8 drayage trucks at the Port of Long Beach. …

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Hyundai Motor to establish Hydrogen Energy Fund with Chinese R&D institute

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Hyundai and Yield Capital’s Hydrogen Energy fund aims to raise US$100 million Hyundai Motor has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Beijing-Tsinghua Industrial R&D Institute (BTIRDI) to jointly establish a Hydrogen Energy Fund. Under this agreement, the South Korean automaker and its Chinese counterpart expect to strengthen their influence …

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US EPA awards US$9.6 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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The EPA grants will help California buy a number of EVs The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded US$9.6 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. EPA’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator, Mike Stoker, made the announcement at an event with the …

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Rhode Island Public Transit Authority leases Proterra electric buses

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Rhode Island will use some of the US$14.4 million of VW funding to buy the Proterra buses Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is deploying three 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. RIPTA unveiled the buses at a …

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Australian start-up raises funds to build rapid charging stations

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ChargeFox’s chargers can provide 400 km of range within 15 minutes Australian start-up ChargeFox has successfully raised A$15 million to enable it to commence building Australia’s largest open, ultra-rapid network of charging stations for electric vehicles. The funding has come from a combination of sources including investment from The Australian Mobility …

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NSF grant will help commercialise Saratoga Energy’s battery-boosting nanotubes

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The grant will enable Saratoga Energy to increase nanotube production 10 times Saratoga Energy has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to scale up its breakthrough process for generating low-cost, top quality carbon nanotubes from carbon dioxide for use in making high-performance lithium-ion batteries, such as those used in …

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