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10% tax credits are back for electric motorcycles!

There was a little Christmas present for buyers of electric motorcycles in the year-end spending and tax bills passed by Congress to prevent a government shutdown.

ChargeMap releases its newest app

ChargeMap, the European leader in the geo-localization of charging stations, has released its newest app for Apple and Android phones.

India to implement a $2.3 billion incentive program for electric vehicles

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP 2020) seeks to put 4 to 5 million electric two-wheelers on the road by 2020.

Wattmobile, the French electric scooter rental network

Wattmobile offers electric scooter rentals from 4 train stations in Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Lille. The network will grow to 20 train stations by the end of the year.

Scoot is upgrading its scooters and network in San Francisco

You can now find Scoot’s electric scooters in 8 new locations in San Francisco, and the service is in the process of switching all its scooters to lithium batteries.

BMW’s electric vehicles are now cleared to recharge at Autolib’s stations

That means that owners of BMW’s C Evolution electric scooters can now recharge mostly for free at over 4,700 Autolib stations in the Paris area.

Paris: back to “normal”

The French government lifted all traffic restrictions, citing “a clear trend of improvement” in air pollution. No more free public transportation, and all cars can circulate again.

Air pollution: wake-up call in Paris

Quality of air in the city of light has been so bad lately that Parisians have been able to enjoy free public transportation, and starting Monday, half of the cars will be banned from its streets.

Bike lanes and electric bikes

All over the word, cities are developing more and more bike lanes. However, authorities and bicyclists are fighting about who can use them: should electric bikes be allowed in those lanes?

Waiting for Congress…

The Federal tax credit for buyers of electric bikes expired at the end of 2013, and the US Congress has still not voted on legislation to extend the program. The incentive amounted to 10% of the price of an electric motorcycle, scooter or bicycle in the form of a tax credit, with a limit of […]