After announcing the implementation of its zero-emission vehicle mandate, which will start in 2019, China now has also agreed to extend its electric car rebate until the end of the decade. expand full story
Electric cars Stories December 27, 2017
Electric cars Stories November 22, 2017
The UK has some good momentum for electric vehicle adoption and they are trying to keep it.
This week, the government unveiled their Autumn budget and it includes an important investment to support the adoption of electric vehicles. expand full story
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Electric cars Stories November 2, 2017
Ever since the election of Donald Trump, electric vehicle enthusiasts feared the possibility of the federal government slashing the $7,500 federal tax credit given at the purchase of a new battery-powered car.
Now those fears are coming closer to reality as reports suggest that the program has been removed as part of the new House tax bill. expand full story
Electric cars Stories November 1, 2017
A new study has tried to address two of the main concerns over the environmental impact of electric vehicles versus gas-powered cars: namely the emissions from electricity generation to power the EVs and the impact of mining raw materials.
The main takeaway is that even electric cars powered by electricity generated by the dirtiest fossil fuel sources, like coal, still emit fewer emissions than diesel cars. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 18, 2017
Can you imagine a whole brigade of all-electric Abrams tanks powered by those new ‘Solar farm in a box’ systems being deployed in combat zones? We are not quite there yet, but the US Army is apparently aware that it is a likely possibility due to their long-standing close links with the auto industry, which is currently in an important electric transition. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 12, 2017
With all the planned bans on petrol and diesel cars announced lately, we are starting to witness different levels of government and jurisdictions outdoing themselves. For example, Scotland announced a phase-out of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 while the UK is aiming for 2040.
Now Paris announces that it is only going to allow electric cars as soon as 2030 ahead of France’s 2040 goal. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 11, 2017
Ireland’s Minister of Finance, Paschal Luke Donohoe, introduced this week a new measure to accelerate the deployment of electric cars in the country through businesses in their new budget.
The government will give tax breaks over one year for electric vehicles used as company cars. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 10, 2017
Today, the new Dutch government presented its detailed plan for the coming years and it includes making all new cars emission-free by 2030 – virtually banning petrol- and diesel-powered cars in favor of battery-powered vehicles. expand full story
Electric cars Stories October 9, 2017
In a time where a surprising number of major automakers are announcing that they believe electric cars are the future of the auto industry, we are still seeing them complaining about, and in some cases lobbying against, the fuel emission standards.
Now trade groups representing virtually the entire auto industry are again putting pressure on U.S. regulators to weaken rules that would force them to produce more electric cars. expand full story
Electric cars Stories September 28, 2017
As we previously reported, virtually all automakers (except for Tesla) have asked China to slow down their electric car mandate.
Today, the Chinese government announced that they are delaying the implementation of the mandate by a year, but it’s not to say that the auto industry lobbying had its way entirely. expand full story