Policy Decisions

Policy Decisions Related to Electric Vehicles

UK vehicle rental and leasing firms pledge to increase their EV fleet

UK vehicle rental and leasing firms pledge to increase their EV fleet

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has recently committed to a substantial increase in its electric-vehicle (EV) fleet by the year 2025.

Tesla Model S and Model X costs increase in China due to tariff hike

Tesla Model S and Model X costs increase in China due to tariff hike

US electric vehicle maker Tesla’s exports to China are possibly on the verge of a possible slowdown because of a recent move by the Chinese government to increase import duties from the current 25%

NYC to rely on e-bikes during temporary closure of part of subway in early 2019

NYC to rely on e-bikes during temporary closure of part of subway in early 2019

With a section of New York City’s subway system to be closed temporarily in early 2019, the city will apparently depend on electric bicycles (e-bikes) to help commuters cope with the closure.

Paris pulls the plug on Autolib electric car-sharing system

Paris pulls the plug on Autolib electric car-sharing system

In a noteworthy development this week, the city of Paris and other local governments voted to cancel their contract with Bollore SA, a French conglomerate which operates the electric car-sharing sy

US President proposes 25% tariff on e-bikes from China

US President proposes 25% tariff on e-bikes from China

US President Donald Trump has proposed a new tariff plan which will result in a substantial increase in the cost of electric bicycles (e-bikes) from China.

Scottish government increases funding to schemes supporting its EV and A9 ambitions

Scottish government increases funding to schemes supporting its EV and A9 ambitions

In a recent announcement, the Scottish government has revealed that it will provide more funds to schemes which support its electric vehicle (EV) ambitions and the Electric A9 project.

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