Decarbonisation
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Development
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Daimler strengthens R&D footprint in China with new Tech Center in Beijing

R&D Tech Center China will significantly accelerate Daimler-Mercedes Benz’s product development, especially electric vehicles (EVs)

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

Responses from the industry regarding the UK government’s Net Zero strategy and £620 million investment for electric vehicle (EV) grants and infrastructure

ElectricDrives brings you the best reactions to the plan for more sustainable transport in the UK for the coming decades

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Polestar’s new global ‘360-degree’ brand campaign features astronaut Karen Nyberg and a shared outlook on life on Earth

Swedish electric car brand highlights issues of climate change and how transport is one of the biggest polluters

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Biz

Drive System Design (DS) charges to Green Auto Summit 2021 with its Open Inverter Platform

Company shows a faster route in the rush to bring electric propulsion to market

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April 6, 2021

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Car leasing
EV Life

LeasePlan release report showing how driving an electric car is cheaper and easier than ever

LeasePlan are helping motorists and fleet managers transition to zero-emissions electric vehicles (EVs) with insights and guidance

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April 6, 2021

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Policy
EV Life

UK Government announces £620 million for electric vehicle grants and infrastructure

New Net Zero strategy is designed to deliver on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of electric cars in third quarter

Volkswagen ID.4 and Volkswagen ID.3 electric vehicles (EVs) were the group’s best sellers around the globe

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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
EV Biz

Up & Away flies into action with a fleet of Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter 6.1 electric vans

Electric vans chosen because they’re more efficient, sustainable and help with carbon neutral targets

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

First phase of Glasgow electric vehicle (EV) bus depot completed ready for COP26 climate change conference

First Bus Scotland will also provide 22 electric buses as the official COP26 delegate shuttle

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April 6, 2021

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Climate
EV Life

Electric car brand Polestar teams up with artist Thijs Bierstaker to bring climate crisis and the renewable energy transition to life

'We Harvest Wind' exhibition encourages awareness of climate crisis, pollution and the transition to renewable energy through art

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April 6, 2021

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Car leasing
EV Biz

Long-term Italian rental company Leasys to go fully electric by the end of 2027

The Stellantis brand and a subsidiary of FCA Bank has a fleet of more than 500,000 long, medium and short-term vehicles

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

Governments and officials from around the globe engage massively with World EV Day 2021

World EV Day has become a global movement working together to make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) for a cleaner and more sustainable future

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

SSE Energy Solutions launches 100 percent green energy tariff for electric car drivers

By also encouraging businesses to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) could help the UK meet its net zero ambitions

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

ABB launches the world’s fastest electric car charger

New ABB Terra 360 electric vehicle (EV) charger delivers a full charge in just 15 minutes and offers 62 miles (100km) in under three minutes

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

BYD ADL partnership supplies five Enviro400EV electric double decker buses for new Leeds Park & Ride

New Stourton site is the UK’s first solar-powered Park & Ride, with 30 electric car charging spaces

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Volvo Cars’ Recharge range of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids accounted for over a quarter of sales in September

Electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) continue to be popular with customers around the globe

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Life

Fuel shortages create a massive shift towards driving electric cars and hybrids in the UK according to carwow

Online marketplace sees plug-in electric vehicle enquiries surge by 550 percent in September

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) electrifies bp pulse fleet

LEVC to supply 30 VN5 electric vans to one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) orders 12 NFI zero-emission electric buses

Order will help California’s Innovative Clean Transit goal of a 100 percent zero-emission fleet by 2040

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Coldplay to use second-life electric car batteries to power its Music of the Spheres world tour more sustainable

Partly recycled BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV) batteries will fuel Chris Martin’s band on tour

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Aviation
EV Biz

ABB partners with Lilium to provide charging infrastructure for regional electric air mobility

Lilium Jet seven-Seater Lilium has an expected range of 155 miles (250km) with an average speed of 175mph (282km)

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

An online YouGov poll shows six in ten drivers would consider buying an electric car in 2022

Motor Ombudsman polls more than 1,700 UK 18-24-year-old drivers and finds the next generation want to transition to electric vehicles (EVs)

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

EO Charging wins Tesco’s home delivery electric vehicle (EV) charging business

Britain’s largest supermarket chain plans to have an all-electric delivery fleet by the end of 2028

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Volkswagen receives 144,000 orders for the ID.3 electric car in Europe since launching a year ago

VW also gained 70,000 new customers with the ID.3 electric vehicle (EV) which was the best selling car in Europe in August

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Best reasons to buy a zero-emissions electric car

ElectricDrives top 10 reasons why people should convert to cleaner electric vehicles (EVs) and never queue at the petrol forecourt again

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Fuel anxiety replaces range anxiety as the UK looks towards electric cars

Enquires for electric vehicles (EVs) on Auto Trader jump 56 percent over the last week

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Two, three-wheelers and buses at forefront of India’s electrification agenda

India plans to prioritise affordable smaller electric vehicles and public transport to help the transition to cleaner mobility

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April 6, 2021

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Air Quality
EV Life

Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) demand action after World Health Organisation (WHO) reports seven million premature deaths from air pollution

EAV suggests lighter weight zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) that produce lower tyre and braking particles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

Pope Francis travels in ŠKODA Enyaq iV electric car during visit to Slovakia

During his visit, the Pontiff sends the right message encouraging people to drive electric vehicles (EVs)

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Electric carmaker Polestar doubles the size of its UK R&D team

UK R&D team will play a crucial role in the development of the Polestar Precept electric vehicle (EV)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Nissan celebrates 250,000 LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicle (EV) sales across Europe

75 percent of Nissan’s sales-mix will be electrified in Europe by the end of 2023

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Biz

Catching up with Ade Thomas the mastermind behind World EV Day

World EV Day, which highlights and promotes the role of electric vehicles (EVs) in the move to net-zero and decarbonisation, returns on 9 September

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Adviser, makes video address celebrating World EV Day

Ben Prochazka from the Electrification Coalition discusses the current climate challenges and solutions using electric vehicles (EVs) with the US national Climate Adviser

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

World EV Day partner, Maxus, says greener motoring message is being heard loud and clear

Now 54 percent of Maxus’ light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales in the UK are electric

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

ElectricDrives takes a deeper dive into World EV Day that returns on 9 September

World EV Day highlights and promotes the role of electric vehicles in the move to net zero and decarbonisation

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Nissan join the Race to Zero campaign supported by the United Nations

Nissan are the first Japanese carmaker to join and signed the campaign’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment

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April 6, 2021

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Leasing & Fleets
EV Biz

LeasePlan will be exhibiting their all-electric ARRIVAL van at this year’s EV Summit

Alfonso Martinez, LeasePlan’s UK director, will also be speaking at the EV Summit on the Sustainable Fleets panel

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

DS Automobiles to become a 100 percent electric car brand from 2024

DS Automobiles will offer an all-electric version of the DS 4 with a range of more than 400 miles (644km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

This year’s EV Summit is just one day away and here’s a list of the event’s main partners

EV Summit brings together the world’s most significant gathering of emobility leaders

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Biz

Electric car producer Polestar leads car industry towards greater consumer transparency

Polestar 2 electric vehicles (EVs) leave the factory with carbon footprints ranging between 24 and 25 tonnes of CO2e

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

Volvo partners with Eden Project providing XC40 Recharge all-electric vehicles (EVs)

Collaboration hopes to tackle the barriers around driving electric cars to accelerate the uptake of zero-emission vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Biz

All-New Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric car unveiled

New crossover style electric vehicle (EV) will offer up to 292 miles (470km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

World EV Day coming on September 9, 2021 to celebrate worldwide electric vehicle (EV) ownership

Following a hugely successful event in 2020, World EV Day is back bigger and better for 2021

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Life

Volkswagen reveals their entry-level ID. LIFE electric car

New smaller electric vehicle (EV) is expected to cost €20,000 (£17,000/$24,000) and offer a range of 249 miles (400km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Biz

Hyundai supports electric vehicle EV awareness through September

Hyundai kick off their electric car campaign at the 2021 EV Summit

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

September’s number plate change expects boom in electric cars

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) forecasting a 59% rise in registrations of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in 2021

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

2021 EV Summit guests and passers-by greeted by the latest in electric vehicle (EV) technology

University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School exhibiting the Hyundai IONIQ 5, LeasePlan’s Arrival Truck and the Polestar 2

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Vans
EV Biz

Mercedes unveils their eCitan all-electric van

New zero-emission electric vehicle (EV) will be powered a 44kWh battery and offer up to 177 miles (285km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Polestar will be exhibiting their all-electric Polestar 2 at this year’s EV Summit

Award-winning Swedish carmaker will also be speaking about their sustainability and vision for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Summit

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Royal College of Art and Extreme E electric car motor racing announce innovative ocean research partnership

Partnership that will give students and researchers the data and inspiration to develop innovative responses to the climate crisis

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

New Fiat 500 most environmentally-friendly electric car on the market according to Green NCAP

Efficient zero-emissions town car achieves five-star green rating from Green NCAP

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Biz

Major British companies unite to electrify UK transport

Working together as the Electric Vehicle Fleet Accelerator (EVFA) they believe electrification of fleets will help mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

General Motors (GM) increase their investment to $35 billion in autonomous and electric vehicles (EVs) through 2025

GM, along with Ford and Stellantis, announce shared aspiration to achieve 40-50% of annual electric car sales in the US by 2030

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Fiat’s New 500 electric car receives a five-star rating and top marks from Green NCAP

It is the first electric vehicle (EV) to achieve top marks in all the tests in 2021

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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