Category: Regulation

Israel funds folding electric vehicle and Hydrogen gas station

Posted: December 18, 2019

The Israel government has provided a grant of NIS 2 million (USD570,000) to City Transformer, an Israel-based company which is developing an ultra-light electric vehicle that can fold its chassis at the push of a button. The funding for the company is a part of a national program for fuel alternatives and smart mobility offered to […] READ MORE...

NITI Aayog plans to invest in establishing EV Infrastructure

Posted: July 2, 2019

NITI Aayog, Indian government’s think-tank has said that the Ministry of Heavy Industry will offer incentives for electric vehicle infrastructure. The government has also said that the EV industry is required invest in building 50GWh to 60GWh of battery capacity by 2025. READ MORE...

EU proposes to integrate AVAS in electric vehicles to emit noise for pedestrian safety

Posted: July 2, 2019

The EU has proposed to equip an acoustic vehicle alert system (AVAS) in electric vehicles to enable avoid pedestrian accidents. As per the rule, the AVAS automatically will activate at speeds of less than 12mph and sounds like a traditional engine. READ MORE...

California enters into an agreement with Canada to advance cleaner vehicles

Posted: June 27, 2019

California and Canada have entered into an MoU to catalyse the adoption of electric vehicles and share technical information in regulating cleaner fuels. The announcement is the aftermath of Trump administration barring California from regulating vehicle emissions or increase number of zero emission vehicles. READ MORE...

China abolishes list of recommended auto battery suppliers: ministry

Posted: June 26, 2019

China has removed its list of recommended battery suppliers which will enable foreign manufacturers to produce EV batteries. South Korean battery suppliers LG Chem and SK Innovation has invested heavily in China with a hope that the government will change its policy. READ MORE...

Scotland to fund GBP20m for EV charge points

Posted: June 26, 2019

The government of Scotland will offer funding of more than GBP20m (USD25.4m) to accelerate EV adoption in the country. The funding will be utilised by several local authorities to install chargepoints and develop new electric vehicles. READ MORE...

British Columbia to invest CAD26.5m in Clean Energy Vehicle incentives

Posted: June 24, 2019

Canada’s British Columbia (BC) government has further released another CAD26.5m (USD20m) to its CEVforBC rebate program. For 2019, the budget for this program is CAD42.5m (USD32.1m) out of which CAD15m (USD11.3m) has already been released. READ MORE...

The Pakistan government to create Special Economic Zone for electric vehicle manufacturing

Posted: June 24, 2019

The Pakistan government plans to establish a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Kamra to manufacture electric vehicles (EVs), with the support of the Pakistan Air Force. The government believes that in Kamra there are skilled and semi-skilled workforce. READ MORE...

UK government proposes future government-funded home chargepoints to be smart

Posted: June 24, 2019

Michael Ellis, UK’s road minister has announced that all future government-funded home chargepoints must be smart. This means that the chargepoints would be able to remotely access and receive, interpret and react to a signal. READ MORE...

Indian ministry of Transport to exempt registration fee for electric vehicles

Posted: June 21, 2019

The Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has proposed to exempt registration fee for electric vehicles (EVs), as part of the plan to establish an ecosystem to enable adoption of these vehicle. As per the proposal battery powered two, three and four-wheeler vehicles will not have to pay fees for issuing or renewal of registration […] READ MORE...

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