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Poland, Europe’s biggest coal polluter, said it has plans to invest heavily in an electric-mobility program. The program, announced by Development Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewsk, has a goal of putting one million battery electric cars on Polish roads within 10 years, Motion Digest reported. To kick start the push, government subsidies […]

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Tesla Motors has been selling its battery electric vehicles directly to buyers in Missouri since 2013, but a court ruling last week nullifies the California automaker’s state dealership license. The Missouri Auto Dealers Association (MADA) filed a lawsuit in 2015 arguing that it was unfair that Tesla was issued a license by the Department of […]

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For the first two seasons of the Formula E electric race car series Audi has been a sponsor and gave technical support to the ABT Schaeffler race team. Now it’s expanding the partnership for the 2016-2017 season and will field its own full-fledged team beginning with the 2017-2018 schedule. The announcement was made yesterday, and […]

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California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, wants to have 1.5 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the roads by 2025, and the state’s largest utility thinks it can help reach that goal. Pacific Gas & Electric is proposing to install 7,600 electric vehicle-charging stations over the next three years, the single biggest deployment of […]

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A bill in California’s state Legislature that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero-emission vehicles, either battery-electric or hydrogen powered, by 2025 has been withdrawn, for now. Democratic Assemblywoman Autumn Burke of Los Angeles announced her proposal last week, saying the existing zero-emission vehicle mandates were too weak to require significant new investments […]

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In the future, you may only see electric cars on Dutch roads, as the Netherlands is in the throes of an outright ban of new cars fueled by gasoline or diesel fuel. Pending legislation would permit only zero emission cars powered by either batteries or hydrogen beginning in 2025. The ban initiative, promoted by the […]

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California’s climate change law is in limbo resulting in a proposed bill that will require 15 percent of all new vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free within a decade. Los Angeles Assembly woman Autumn Burke said she will introduce the bill this week and told the Associated Press that it will ramp up […]

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Korean carmaker Kia is working on a battery-electric version of its just-released Niro Hybrid crossover SUV, while at the same time preparing a new fuel cell vehicle. The Niro Hybrid recently went on sale in Kia’s home market and Europe but won’t be sold in the U.S. until late this year or early 2017. Kia […]

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New initiatives of the Obama Administration to advance electric vehicle adoption include the development of a battery pack with a specific energy of 500 watt-hours per kilogram and a 350 kilowatt DC fast charging system. If accomplished, the battery’s specific energy would be more than two-and-a half times the 170-200 watt-hours per kilogram in today’s […]

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The federal government is continuing its encouragement for consumers to buy battery-electric vehicles with a plan for a network of EV charging corridors along the national highway system. As part of the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) signed into law last December, the Department of Energy has unlocked $4.5 billion in loan guarantees to […]

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