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Imagine Electric-Car Charging Stations Every 25 Miles; France Will Have Them

Imagine Electric-Car Charging Stations Every 25 Miles; France Will Have Them

How abundant would electric-car charging stations have to be in order to dispel range anxiety entirely? A network of roads with charging stations every 25 miles would seem adequate, wouldn't it? That could soon be the case in France, thanks to a massive network expansion by Bollore--the company... read more

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Toyota i-Road urban electric vehicle

Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials

Toyota might not be convinced by battery electric vehicles but that hasn't stopped the company testing its i-Road urban electric vehicle. Its latest round of testing takes... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Half Of All Cars Banned From Paris Roads Over Smog; Electric Cars Exempt

Hazardous levels of pollution have caused authorities in Paris to enact its first car ban since 1997. The French capital will ban all vehicles on alternate odd and even... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
Renault 'HyKangoo' electric delivery van with Symbio FCell hydrogen fuel-cell range extender

Hydrogen As Electric-Car Range Extender? French Tests Start Soon

Hydrogen fuel cells have often been viewed as alternatives to large battery packs for powering electric vehicles. But what if a small hydrogen fuel cell could be used in a... read more December 28, 2013 by 


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Sales Of Renault Zoe Off To Strong Start In France, Trounces Leaf

Tesla's Model S might be making all the headlines, but there's a smaller, more accessible electric car with equally high expectations placed upon it. That electric car is the... read more May 20, 2013 by  14


 
Bolloré BlueCar electric car used for Autolib' car-sharing service in Paris, September 2012

Parisian Bollore Electric Car Is Cheap; Requires Battery Rental

Until now, if you'd wanted to drive a Bollore Bluecar electric vehicle, all you'd have required as a few Euros per hour to take one of the little vehicles around the crowded... read more March 14, 2013 by  7


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car (European model) at 2012 Paris Auto Show

Why The Renault Zoe Is Europe's Most Important Electric Car

You may never have heard of Europe's most important electric car. It's the Renault Zoe, an all-electric subcompact that won't be sold in the United States. It comes from... read more January 24, 2013 by  9


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car (European model) at 2012 Paris Auto Show

First Renault Zoe Electric Car Delivered In France

Just over two years since the first Nissan Leaf was delivered to its Californian owner, one driver has the keys to the French equivalent. The Renault Zoe electric car is a... read more December 17, 2012 by  16


 
2013 smart fortwo electric drive on the production line

How Do You Make An Electric Car? Smart Shows You

If you read our reviews a few months back, you'll be aware that the 2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is a much better car than its predecessors. In third-generation form... read more December 12, 2012 by  4


 
Citroen DS

France To Ban Classic Cars From Capital To Clean The Air

For some, the image of a classic Citroën DS passing along the Champs-Élysées couldn't be much more French if a man in a stripy top and beret walked past... read more November 14, 2012 by  5


 
Facelifted 2013 Renault Fluence electric sedan

Will France Lead Europe In Electric-Car Industry?

Which international carmaker currently has the largest range of electric vehicles? The answer is Renault. The French automaker has a significant EV portfolio--and as the... read more November 6, 2012 by  6


 
2012 Vauxhall Ampera

2012 Chevrolet Volt (Vauxhall Ampera) Drives From U.K. To France, Underground

Last week, the Chevrolet Volt became the first production car to drive from the U.K. to France, using the service tunnel of the Eurotunnel underwater railway line between the... read more October 22, 2012 by  6


 
Autolib'

Can Electric Car-Sharing Promote Social Mobility? Discuss

In the developed world, we often think of ourselves as living in a classless society. But in fact, huge disparities still exist between the haves and the have-nots. Can... read more September 7, 2012 by  2


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car

Mitsubishi Halts Electric-Car Shipments To Peugeot On Low Sales

It seems that Nissan isn’t the only automaker suffering from low electric-car sales figures: Mitsubishi is too. Yesterday, the Japanese automaker announced a temporary... read more August 9, 2012 by  3


 
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

France Offers $6,900 Hybrid Car Subsidies: Should The U.S.?

Look back a few years, and the Federal government under President George Bush offered buyers of hybrid cars up to $3,400 in tax credits for buying an electric car. As of... read more July 26, 2012 by  4


 
Electric Odyssey: Citroen C-Zero around the world

Long-Distance Electric-Car Trip: Two French Guys, One i-MiEV

"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard" So said President John... read more March 19, 2012 by  3


 
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