Norway exempts electric cars from the VAT tax paid at time of purchase but it needs permission from the EU to do so. Now, regulators in Brussels are indicating the time to end that incentive is fast approaching.
The city of Paris wants to embark on an ambitious program of investments and incentives to convince residents to switch from conventional cars to electric vehicles by 2030.
France has announced a plan to ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2040 as part of its commitment to the goals of the Paris climate accords.
Diesel powered cars have fallen out of favor with European drivers. Sales in Norway have plunged from 75% to less than 25% of the new car market and are falling fast.
German chancellor Angela Merkel and the CEOs of three large German manufacturers are scheduled to meet with Donald Trump today to discuss trade issues.
A German federal council has called for a ban on internal combustion engines by 2030. It also calls for an end to economic policies that favor diesel engine cars.
Since Denmark increased taxes on electric cars starting January 1, sales have plunged more than 80%. Are goverment policies the best way to promote the electric car revolutioh?
The Netherlands is considering legislation that would ban the sale of any new cars that are not zero emissions by 2025. It will take a lot of hard work to make that goal a reality.
Tesla is unhappy with a new Danish tax plan that will raise the cost of its cars by 180%. It says it will file a protest with the European Union soon.
On September 27, Paris went car free for a day. What happened? Pollution fell by 1/3 and noise levels dropped 50%. The city plans to have more car free days.
A report in Europe says that manufacturers overstate their fuel economy claims by 40 to 50 percent. The companies blame the regulators for poor standards.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car […]
Officials in Europe are suggesting that a wider probe into emissions cheating by all manufacturers is called for. Germany, France and Italy are the leaders.
Via CleanTechnica: Well, this was inevitable… If you’re new to the internet, that scene has been given completely incorrect subtitles numerous times for entertainment/amusement purposes. In fact, one has previously been made for “Hitler’s response to Tesla’s free Superchargers,” which I shared before but will pop here again: As I shared the other day (and everyone […]
Russia has issued a decree ordering all gas stations to install an electric chargers by November 1, 2016. They must pay to buy, install and connect them.
Following up on my intro for the “Electrifying Transport” panel at the recent Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum in Vancouver, Canada, his piece shares and summarizes the presentation given by Brian Hansen, Head of Department Citywide Strategies for the City of Copenhagen. While the panel was generally about the electrification of transportation, some of the panelists noted the importance of a […]