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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 10:35 pm
by GRA
$8.8 billion plan would make France Europe's top clean car producer

Electric car subsidy gets a boost, though combustion cars get a subsidy too ... subsidies/

Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:06 am
by GRA
House Democrats pushing $500B transportation infrastructure bill ... nvest.html

Among other items:
Prioritizing greenhouse gas emissions reduction, investing in public transit and the national rail network, building out fueling infrastructure for low- and zero-emission vehicles, and deploying technology and innovative materials;

Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:57 am
by GRA
Germany will require all gas stations to provide electric car charging
There are 14,000 petrol stations in the country ... -stations/

Germany said it will mandate all petrol stations to offer electric car charging as part of a sweeping 130 billion euro ($146.26 billion) economic recovery plan, boosting electric vehicle demand that has been hampered by consumer concerns over refueling.

Germany unveiled the incentives as part of a broader stimulus plan that included staggered taxes to penalize ownership of large polluting combustion-engined sports utility vehicles. . . .

In Germany, electric cars made up only 1.8% of new passenger car registrations last year, with diesel and petrol cars accounting for 32% and 59.2% respectively.

Of the 168,148 new registrations in May, only 5,578 or 3.3% were electric cars . . . A further 51.1% were petrol powered, 31.6% were diesel cars and 17.6% were hybrid or plug-in hybrid cars.

As of March 2020, Germany had only 27,730 electric car charging stations according to BDEW, Germany's association for the energy and water industry.

To make electric cars a mass market phenomenon, at least 70,000 charging stations and 7,000 fast charging stations are required, according to the BDEW.

Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:51 pm
by GRA
FCA Develops PHEV That Runs Solely On Electricity When In Restricted Zones ... egade-4xe/

While I have my doubts that this would fly in the US, a transponder such as the ones used to collect tolls automatically should be able to be modified so that it knows what mode the PHEV is in, and whether or not it can enter a ZEV zone. I expect we'll increasingly see these zones here, albeit well behind Europe, so providing some method for PHEVs to be used in them during the transition to ZEVs strikes me as important.

Of course, if the implementation of such zones here is very delayed, it may be that pure ZEVs have come down enough in price by then to see mass market adoption, and there's no need to make provision for a transitional tech like PHEVs.

Still, many US residents have enjoyed the benefits of noticeably cleaner air over the past two months or so, and hopefully this will lead to a speed-up in the adoption of such zones in major urban areas with bad air.

Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:40 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
Germany requiring gas stations to install charging stations. ... rging/amp/

Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:49 pm
by GRA
FTA awarding $130M in Low-No grants for zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and facilities ... 5-fta.html

. . . Forty-one projects in 40 states and the District of Columbia will receive funding through the program.

Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses powered by modern, efficient technologies. These include hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric engines, and related infrastructure investments such as charging stations. . . .
There's a list of each grant.

Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:56 pm
by GRA
Germany earmarks billions for electric cars, charging infrastructure
Surcharge will be doubled on cars that violate CO2 emissions levels ... -stimulus/

More detail on news up topic.

Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:24 am
by GRA
Study finds California Advanced Clean Trucks rule will generate $7-12B in overall savings by 2040 ... 18-ei.html

New research from Energy Innovation and the Environmental Defense Fund calculates that California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule proposal—the first of its kind in the US—will generate between $7-$12 billion in overall economic savings by 2040 and would also help create a market for up to 500,000 new electric trucks across the state for EV truck makers such as Tesla and Nikola.

The new rule, expected to be approved by the California Air Resources Board on June 25, would require 60% of new medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold in the state to be zero emission vehicles by 2035. . . .

Local and global air pollution benefits are almost indistinguishable. The California EPS finds the proposed rule saves $7.3 billion through 2040 compared to the $6.0 billion CARB estimates. Variations in how the models treat vehicle cost largely explain this difference. . . .

The study also calculated a reduction in CO2e emissions of more than 17 million metric tons, creating nearly $9 billion in public health benefits, including nearly 1,000 avoided premature deaths through 2040. These environmental benefits will be concentrated in urban and disadvantaged communities, ensuring economic growth comes with environmental justice.

Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:18 pm
by Oilpan4
California showed us how long distance rail is a catastrophic waste of money.
I think they spent 7 billion dollars for a rail line that is years behind schedule and never moved a single person and if it ever does get going it will cost around twice the price of driving a gas guzzling SUV to Las Vegas and back.[youtube][/youtube]

Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:28 pm
by GRA
$35M in VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding is now available for zero-emission freight and marine projects in California ... trust.html

. . . A second solicitation offering an additional $35 million is expected to be released in mid-2022.

The eligible projects are:

Scrap and replace forklifts (with >8,000 lbs. lift capacity), airport ground support equipment (GSE) and port cargo handling equipment (CHE) with new zero-emission technologies;

Scrap and repower marine engines for ferries, tugboats, and towboats with new zero-emission battery-electric or fuel cell technologies; and

Install shore power at berths that serve ocean-going vessels.

Key project requirements include:

For replacement and repower projects, the old equipment must be scrapped (destroyed). . . .