Thursday, September 16, 2021


Russia announces large-scale EV infrastructure development plan

Russia plans to bring more electric vehicles (EVs) to its roads in the upcoming years and to build a market for battery-powered cars.

ORLEN Unipetrol and ČEZ expand EV charging stations

ORLEN Unipetrol Group is expanding the offer of its Benzina ORLEN network with electricity from fast-charging stations which can recharge e-car batteries with zero-emission electricity in tens of minutes.

New Gigafactory to play a role in the Czech Republic’s coal phase-out

The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Industry and Trade and ČEZ have signed a Memorandum on the preparation of a project for a factory that makes battery cells for electric cars, known as Gigafactory.

Ukraine’s GTSO supports the development of green transport

The GTSOU has welcomed the Parliament’s decision to support draft laws to stimulate the development of green transport in Ukraine, in particular the use of compressed natural gas as a transitional fuel.

Shell teams up with Mercedes-Benz to bolster EV-charging offerings

Shell partnered up with Mercedes Benz to offer enhanced access to Shell Recharge network and bespoke charging experience for Mercedes-Benz EV customers, an important step as the luxury car company is accelerating toward an emissions-free future.

Make transport greener without turning CEE into a graveyard for old and polluting cars

With the newly-launched Fit for 55 package, the European Commission aims to decrease emissions from transport by 9% by 2050. However a lack of ambition and recognition of some factors risk to turn the CEE region into a graveyard for old and polluting cars.

CEE Green Transport Initiative to put the region on the e-mobility map

The Polish Alternative Fuels Association and the Slovak Electric Vehicle Association launched the CEE Green Transport Initiative, a cooperation platform that aims to advance the development of e-mobility in CEE.

Audi to phase out production of the last internal combustion engines by 2033

Audi is accelerating the transition to e-mobility. Production of its final completely newly developed combustion engine model will start in just four years and beginning in 2026, the premium brand will only release electric models.

Council welcomes Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The Council of the EU welcomed the Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, a clear political message regarding its commitment to a more sustainable, inclusive, intelligent, safe and resilient transport system.

ŠKODA AUTO introduces a smart energy storage system that reduces CO2 footprint

Czech car manufacturer ŠKODA AUTO has introduced a smart energy storage system: a second life cycle for batteries from electric vehicles that effectively reduces their CO2 footprint.

Ministry of Energy and Lithuanian Railways sign a cooperation agreement on energy savings

The Ministry of Energy and the largest railway group in the Baltic States, Lithuanian Railways have signed a cooperation agreement on energy savings, as part of the measures provided for in the Law on Energy Efficiency, which aim to save at least 27 TWh of end-use energy over the coming decade.

FuelsEurope makes specific regulatory proposals for the decarbonisation of transport

According to FuelsEurope, no single policy will be sufficient to create momentum for change throughout a sectoral value-chain: close coordination and integration between policies that impact OEMs, fuels, infrastructures and customer choices are needed.

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