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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Austria increases incentives to buy electric cars

VIENNA -- Austria will boost financial incentives for buying battery-powered cars and bicycles, and triple grants for charging points from July in its efforts to fight global warming.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Coronavirus will boost to electrification shift, VW and Bentley execs say

LONDON -- Government incentives and automaker investment decisions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate the move to electrification, Volkswagen Group executives said.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Lyft commits to 100% EVs by 2030

Ridesharing company Lyft—in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund—has commited to reach 100% electric vehicles on the Lyft platform by 2030. By working with drivers to transition to electric vehicles, we have the potential to avoid tens of millions of metric tons of GHG emissions to the atmosphere and to reduce gasoline consumption by more than a billion gallons over the next decade.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: For Uber drivers, EVs are cheaper to run than latest diesels in many European capitals - new cost analysis

Electric cars are becoming an attractive business proposition for high-mileage vehicle operators like Uber in key EU capitals such as Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Lisbon, a new study by research and campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E) revealed today.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Green number plates that could give electric car drivers perks get go-ahead

Drivers of zero-emission cars are to be given distinctive green number plates which could make them eligible to by-pass congestion zone charges or secure cheaper parking.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Charging points surge ahead of electric car boom

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The number of publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles (EV) jumped 60% in 2019, the biggest increase in three years and outpacing sales of battery-powered cars, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Renault sees growing threat from imports of Chinese EVs

A flood of Chinese electric cars coming ashore in Norway -- one of the biggest markets for battery-powered vehicles in Europe -- is a sign of the “ferocious competition” awaiting the region’s automakers.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: VW will start ID3 deliveries in September with software patch

VW will start ID3 deliveries in September with software patch. Early buyers of the VW ID3 will have to wait months for all its features to work. ... Binding orders for the 30,000 models making up the limited First Edition ID3 can be placed starting June 17 in most European countries, VW said.

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