Best of the rest

June 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

  • The Canadian province of Ontario is to give rebates of $5000-$8,500 to buyers of plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles, as of July 1st. The grants will go to the first 10,000 applicants, whether private buyers, fleets or businesses. The Ontarian adminstration hopes that 1 in 20 cars on its roads will be electrically-propelled by 2020, and its further incentives include free use of car-pool lanes (Autoblog Green).
  • Chinese car-maker BYD is to set up a European HQ in Frankfurt, and is planning to launch several electric vehicles, including the  e6,  in Europe next year (The Independent).
  • American urban planners are talking seriously about how to encourage people to walk, cycle or use public transport more; there’s a detailed report from the Atlanta Congress for the New Urbanism at the Austin Chronicle’s site.

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