EU Council confirms ICE ban for cars and vans by 2035
Late last night in Luxembourg, the European Council of Environmental Ministers agreed to raise the targets for reducing CO2 emissions for new cars and new vans by 2030 to 55% instead 50% for cars and 50% for vans. The Council also stood firm on the ICE ban in 2035 – but left a back door […]
Agora takes a look at India’s decarbonization efforts
A discussion regarding the direction and efforts of India’s decarbonization efforts took place at an online event with Agora researcher Vanchhit Johri, Amit Bhatt from the ICCT, and Christian Hochfeld from the Berlin-based think tank Agora Verkehrswende, which advocates for the electrification of transport.
ICCT study reveals electric car-sharing success factors
The ICCT, in a new briefing, looks at electric carsharing in Europe and North America and provides detailed insights into charging infrastructure needs and best practices gained from successful carsharing schemes. Crucially, EV sharing programs can reduce GHG emissions by up to 43%.
Polish Ministry of Climate launches e-bus support schemes
The Polish Ministry of Climate Change announced a few weeks ago that it intends to promote the purchase of electric buses with two programmes with a total volume of 90 million euros. Both support programmes are to make it easier for municipalities and districts to purchase electric buses for passenger transport.
Poland: High subsidy for low-cost electric vehicles
In August 2019, 6,672 electric vehicles drove on Polish roads, with a share of just 0.2%, Poland is at the bottom of the league in Central Eastern Europe. Nevertheless, or precisely because of this, the Polish government has set itself ambitious targets for e-mobility. But the new funding programme is controversial, as Aleksandra Fedorska reports.