Tag: emobility

Powering Up: Technology trends in the EV charging space

Currently, most EVCSs operate on traditional grids. However, such uncoordinated charging with sudden peaks and troughs in demand can potentially cause fluctuations, leading to outages and deterioration of the grid. Hence, in the up­coming years, the growth of EVCS will be accompanied by the growth of smart grids and captive sources of power. It makes more business sense for an EVCS to have captive capacity, as this re­duces the operational overheads related to power procurement.

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Cost of Ownership of Fuel-Cell Hydrogen Trucks in Europe

This study evaluates the total cost of ownership (TCO) of fuel cell electric trucks (FCETs), focusing on long-haul tractor-trailers, the highest-emitting HDV segment in the EU. The geographic scope of this study includes seven European countries—France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Poland—representing more than 75% of HDV registrations in the EU in 2020.

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Kenya’s electric vehicle market is raring to go

Although producing EVs is not without environmental impacts given the effects of mining and processing lithium, nickel, cobalt and other necessary metals, when it comes to running them, Kenya is well positioned to have an exceptionally green EV market. In 2020, around 90% of the electricity used in the country was generated from renewables, including hydropower, geothermal, solar PV and wind. Kenya is targeting 100% clean energy use by 2030.

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US Electric School Bus Market: Briefing

This publication is intended to serve as a resource primarily for school districts and transportation directors exploring school bus electrification and provide them with a better understanding of the state of the electric school bus market and available offerings. It aims to present the growing interest and investment in the sector along with key aspects of the current technology.

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Revamping the federal EV tax credit could help average car buyers combat record gasoline prices

The $7,500 federal EV tax credit has been a mainstay of U.S. electric vehicle policy for the past decade, stimulating EV sales by reducing the difference in purchase price compared to conventional vehicles. It could be even more important, and effective, in the coming years. By the end of this decade, 2030, the U.S. EV market has to expand from early adopters to the average vehicle buyer if we’re going to decarbonize road transport quickly enough to match either our climate or our  manufacturing goals.

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ICCT Briefing: Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment in Latin America

EV adoption is underway in some Latin American markets for the passenger vehicle segment. The 2020 EV sales shares for passenger vehicles are scaling up in Costa Rica and Colombia at 0.6% each, and in Chile at 0.5%. Mexico and Brazil have higher EV sales but lower market shares due to their bigger market sizes. Similar to developing countries in other regions, electric passenger car uptake is still at a very early stage in the Latin America.

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Study: Electrifying Urban Transport in Germany and Poland

The study highlights the status quo of policies influencing and framing the electrification and provides recommendations for municipalities in Poland and Germany on how to effectively support the electrification of urban mobility. As such, the study supports the discussions of the Polish-German Platform on Electromobility, where both countries jointly work toward their shared ambition of driving necessary change.

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Investment Plan for California Clean Transportation Program

This 2021–2023 investment plan covers the thirteenth year of the program and reflects laws, executive orders, regulations, and other funding programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, petroleum dependence, and criteria pollution emissions for all Californians. This 2021–2023 investment plan establishes funding allocations based on identified needs and opportunities, including a focus on zero-emission vehicles and infrastructure.

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Building a zero-emission goods-movement system in Canada

Several jurisdictions across Canada have already adopted strategies to increase ZEV uptake. In Quebec, the 2015–2020 Plan d’action en electrification des transports includes measures to promote electric transportation, develop the industry, and create a favorable environment. Similarly, the City of Toronto’s 2020 Electric Vehicle Strategy assists the strategy’s goal of transportation using 100% zero-carbon energy sources by 2050.

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The future for heavy-duty vehicles in the Pentalateral Region: Integrating electromobility in the energy transition

Road freight transportation accounts for around 8% of global CO2 emissions per year — 2.9 Gt CO2. Countries are increasing their efforts to decarbonise this sector. Among the options being considered, fleets of electric trucks are attracting more attention due to the availability of clean and low-cost renewable electricity.

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