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In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup
–Norway might do away with EV incentives for Tesla—
–Paris and Holland plan to banish all but EVs by 2030—
–CA comes up with their own rules for driverless—
–USPS talks driverless–
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‘Tesla tax’ could hit Norway, the world’s top EV market
Norway, which has emerged as the world’s leading market for zero-emission electric vehicles despite also leaning heavily on revenue from oil extraction, may be on the verge of enacting steep cutbacks to some of the tax breaks for Teslas and other EVs. The proposed 2018 budget, released by Norway’s center-right government, would mainly target electrified cars weighing more than 2 tons, a designation that would affect Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model X luxury SUV. The so-called “Tesla Tax” proposal could increase the price of a Model X by as much as $8,850. According to The Local, “Non-chargeable hybrid cars will lose their weight subsidies, becoming subjected to charges based on emissions and weight — making their taxation equivalent to traditionally-fueled vehicles, writes NRK.”
Paris plans to banish all but electric cars by 2030
Paris authorities plan to banish all gasoline- and diesel-fueled cars from the world’s most visited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on Thursday. The move marks an acceleration in plans to wean the country off gas-guzzlers and switch to electric vehicles in a city often obliged to impose temporary bans due to surges in particle pollution in the air. Paris City Hall said in a statement France had already set a target date of 2040 for an end to cars dependent on fossil fuels and that this required speedier phase-outs in large cities.
Dutch Government Reveals Plans to Make All Cars Emissions Free by 2030
The new Dutch government has revealed their plans that will guide the country in the coming years. Alongside plans to reduce emissions in the Netherlands, the group also intends to ban all petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
Latest Editorial and Opinion Pieces
- Passenger drones are ‘absolutely coming. They’re flying as we speak’
- Electric Vehicles Are Here. Now We Need to Figure Out How to Charge Them
- No one knows what a self-driving car is and that is becoming a problem
- Are ‘All-Electric’ Cars the Future?
- Self-Driving Cars: The Answer to California’s High Housing Costs?
This week’s Biggest Stories
- Alphabet (Waymo) is training law enforcement on how to handle self-driving car crashes
- A New Normal: How Audi Is Developing Fully Electric Vehicles
- BlackBerry QNX self-driving car hits the road in the first Canadian street test
- GM to Test fleet of Electric Cars In New York next year
- Google releases safety report on driverless cars
- Panasonic expects autonomous driving system launch in 2022
- Shell buys NewMotion charging network in first electric vehicle deal
- Toyota to test self-driving, talking cars by about 2020
- UPS, FedEx Investing in Drones While Pushing Tax Cuts as Job Creators
Local, State, and National News
- A Whopping $80 Billion Has Been Invested So Far In The Self-Driving Car Race
- Why these cities are accelerating their autonomous vehicle initiatives
- Automotive Industry Is Racing To Meet Electric Vehicle Demand In China
- California DMV looks to take the driver out of self-driving cars
- Denver South Sees Smart City Potential with Newly Formed Alliance
- Central Florida gets $11.9M federal grant to test smart city transportation technologies
- 15 Michigan colleges and universities join self-driving vehicle program
- New Hampshire lawmakers consider driverless car testing by 2019
- NYC Mulls AVs’ Impact in Regional Streetscape Plan
- Washington State to hear presentation on I-5 autonomous lanes
- How Self-Driving Technology Will Benefit Industries
- Driverless Cars Will Open the Door to a Building Spree
- Five ways self-driving cars will change the way you get your mail
- Self-driving cars are on a collision course with our crappy cities
- Autonomous cars and battery power giving engineers a headache
- Bridge Truck-Platooning Test Deemed ‘Flawless’
- Self-driving cars could run on unlit roads to conserve energy
- The Ride-Hailing Effect: More Cars, More Trips, More Miles
- Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning
- To Uber or not? Why car ownership may no longer be a good deal
- Waymo Aims To Launch Self-Driving Ride Service Before Year’s End
- Uber embarks on legal battle to retain London license
- Data collection and security flaws will challenge autonomous carmakers
- Could a hacker hijack your connected car?
- How Connected Cars Could Change Your Life On The Road In The Next 3 Years
Electric, Hybrids and Other Alternatively Fueled Vehicles
- Who’s winning the Electric Vehicle Race?
- The growing list of countries vowing to ban the sale of gas-powered cars
- Sodium batteries: The new challenger to lithium-ion for use in electric vehicles
- Toyota’s Trucks That Only Emit Water Vapor Are Moving Goods in LA
- How Electric Cars Could Help the Power Grid Become More Efficient, Less Expensive
- Decoding automakers’ promises about electric vehicles
Flying Cars and Drones
- In the future, drones will charge your electric car while you’re driving
- Officials: Electric Police Hoverbikes Will Soon Patrol Dubai
- Game of Drones: U.S. poised to boost unmanned aircraft exports
- How drones could be ‘lifesaving’ in an emergency
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