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50,000th Renault Zoe electric car delivered (after 200,000 Nissan Leafs)

50,000th Renault Zoe electric car delivered (after 200,000 Nissan Leafs)

The Nissan Leaf may be the best-selling electric car in history, with more than 200,000 sales, but the Renault half of the Renault-Nissan Alliance can now trumpet a milestone of its own. The Renault Zoe electric car has passed 50,000 sales since the first one was delivered in December 2012. The... read more

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

France To Give Dirtiest-Diesel Drivers $11,500 To Trade For Electric Car

French drivers have long preferred diesel cars for their good fuel economy, but increased air pollution from diesel exhaust emissions has become a public health concern. That... read more February 9, 2015 by


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

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... read more December 16, 2014 by


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

Days Numbered For Dirtiest Diesels In Europe; France To Phase Out Diesel Fuel

For many European cities, diesel exhaust emissions have become a health as well as an environmental problem. So in addition to promoting electric cars or alternative forms of... read more December 2, 2014 by


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault To Show 117 MPG Concept At Paris Auto Show To Hit French Target

Europe's CO2-based taxation system means consumers already have access to a wide range of highly efficient vehicles. There are stricter targets on the horizon however, and... read more August 29, 2014 by


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

Diesel Drivers: Would You Take $13,000 To Switch To Electric Cars?

Diesel has long been the fuel of choice for European drivers wishing to reduce their motoring costs. However, recent concerns over the emissions of older diesel vehicles has... read more August 26, 2014 by


 
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


 

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