Indonesia’s historic announcement proves the country’s transport future is electric
The government of Indonesia consistently signals that electric vehicles (EVs) are the nation’s transport future. The latest sign came on April 20, 2023, during a meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF). Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo joined 16 other leaders to announce global climate goals and national commitments under the provisions […]
Infrastructure and supply chains won’t hold up EPA’s proposed light and medium-duty vehicle standards
EPA’s light and medium-duty vehicle proposal builds on a strong foundation of private investment and supporting policies in infrastructure and supply chains.
How the United States is lagging in the global EV market in three charts
China, Europe, and the United States together made up about 60% of the global light-duty vehicle (LDV) market in 2021. These markets will have an outsized impact on the global electric vehicle (EV) transition and they’re all leaders in EV uptake. But there’s a yawning gap between the speed with which China and Europe are […]
Will Indonesia’s ambitious plan to subsidize EVs and hybrids benefit everyone?
In December 2022, Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang, announced the government’s plan to provide purchase subsidies for electric cars, hybrid cars, and electric motorbikes, and to subsidize the cost of converting combustion-engine motorbikes to electric. What does this mean for consumers?
China’s chance to further reduce diesel emissions with robust policy “punches”
Doing more to abate emissions from diesel fleets can be one of the most critical missions for China in the next decade. The China Mobile Source Environmental Management Annual Report, published by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), revealed that on-road vehicles emitted 5.82 Mt of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 69 kt of particulate […]
India’s electric tractors are ready but idling
Including zero-emission tractors in the FAME II scheme would send a strong signal to the industry and is essential for supporting India’s net-zero goal.
Energy cooperatives: A key opportunity to integrate renewable energy with electric vehicles in India
By supporting energy cooperatives, regulators in India can help connect rapidly expanding renewable energy generation with battery electric vehicles and spur deployment of charging infrastructure.
What’s missing in Mexico’s EV strategy?
Examines new policy initiatives for zero-emission vehicles in Mexico, and the additional effort needed.
To put the United States on track to reach 50% electric vehicle sales in 2030, cut the greenhouse gas target in half
Making the next round of standards at anything less stringent would mean leaving climate benefits on the table
A 2022 update on electric car sales: China taking the lead, the U.S. catching up, and Europe falling behind
Standards and supporting policies can have a big impact on the electric vehicle market
Money makes the world go electric: Why the U.S. government should invest in the electric vehicle industry
Argues that the U.S. would reap many economic benefits, in addition to global leadership in electric vehicles, if it were to invest smartly in the electric vehicle industry.
What to expect when expecting electric airplanes
Assesses the potential of battery-powered aircraft to replace regional, narrowbody, and widebody aircraft.