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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Germany to require EV chargers at gasoline stations in stimulus plan

FRANKFURT – The German government said it will require gasoline stations to offer electric car charging to help ease buyers’ concerns about range and support demand for EVs as part of its 130 billion-euro ($146 billion) economic recovery plan.

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AUTO SALES: Italy considers scrapping subsidies to boost car sales

  • Date: 05-06-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

ROME -- Italy is considering incentives of up to 4,000 euros ($4,550) for buyers of the latest generation of gasoline and diesel cars, joining France and Germany in offering support to the automotive industry, which has been hammered by the coronavirus crisis.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Greece aims for cleaner transport with tax breaks for electric cars

ATHENS -- Greece unveiled tax incentives to boost the use of electric cars, motorcycles and bicycles, as part of its 10-year climate plan for lower carbon emissions.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Germany doubles EV incentives, excludes ICE cars from stimulus programPRINT

FRANKFURT -- Germany is doubling incentives offered to buyers of battery-powered cars as part of a 130 billion-euros ($146 billion) economic recovery package for the period through the end of next year -- but the government refused pleas for the program to include internal-combustion cars.

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HYDROGEN: Nikola orders enough electrolysis equipment from Nel to produce 40,000 kg of hydrogen per day

  • Date: 04-06-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Nikola Corporation, which is making its public-trading debut on the NASDAQ today (NKLA), signed a purchase order with Nel ASA for 85-megawatt alkaline electrolyzers to support five of the world’s first 8-tonne-per-day hydrogen fueling stations. Together, these electrolyzers may produce more than 40,000 kgs of hydrogen each day.

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NORNICKEL: Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

  • Date: 04-06-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: BBC

The leaked diesel oil drifted some 12km (7.5 miles) from the site of the accident. Russia's President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle.

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HYBRID VEHICLES: Fiat tests automatic switch to electric mode for its hybrid cars in Turin

MILAN -- Fiat is piloting a project in its historic Italian home of Turin to allow its hybrid plug-in cars to automatically switch to electric-only mode when entering congested city centers.

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EMISSIONS: Automakers warned by EU to significantly cut emissions

  • Date: 03-06-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

BRUSSELS -- The European Union told automakers to do more to meet stringent emissions targets after a new report showed carbon dioxide pollution from cars had increased.

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