ChatGPT & Dall-E generated panoramic image visually captures the metaphor of green hydrogen being akin to Champagne, highlighting their shared attributes of rarity and value.

Hype Taxi Using Massive European Grants To Pay For Champagne-Scale Hydrogen Costs

In the crazy world of hydrogen-for-transportation plays, some endeavors stand out. Ballard’s $1.3 billion in losses, $55 million a year, since 2000 with no profits ever is one. The $1.2 billion that California received as a hydrogen hub which is going to go down the drain because it’s being spent … [continued]

Honda’s booth at the Japan Mobility Show 2023. (Photo from JMS Media Center)

MEPs Sign Off On Climate Targets For Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The law, agreed with governments, will provide investment certainty for truckmakers to go zero emissions. The European Parliament today approved a law that will require almost all new trucks sold in 2040 to be zero-emission. Green group Transport & Environment (T&E) said the law — agreed in negotiations between MEPs … [continued]

Digital Battery Passports Coming to EU

Starting in February 2027, all new traction batteries, two-wheeled vehicle batteries, and industrial batteries with a capacity of over 2 kWh that are marketed in the EU will require a digital battery passport. The purpose is to ensure transparency and sustainability in the battery value chain, reduce environmental impacts, and … [continued]

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Flixtrain, Trainline, T&E Call For Reduced Rail Tolls To Help Make Train Travel More Accessible

T&E and a coalition of rail operators and ticket vendors call upon EU Member States to reduce rail tolls on night trains, cross-border trains and some passenger trains Travelling by rail instead of flying can decrease emissions by up to -97% on specific routes. Reducing flying and car use is … [continued]

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How Europe Can Use Tariffs As Part Of An Industrial Strategy

T&E’s paper looks at electric vehicle imports into Europe and what an effective response on both EVs and batteries might be. The sales of battery electric cars in Europe have been growing quickly, with 2 mln cars sold across Europe in 2023 alone. But given China’s edge in battery technology … [continued]