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

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 license plates today and tomorrow in an effort to reduce the output of polluting particles in the air, following a run of warm... read more

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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


 
Andros Trophy Electric Class

Silent Sliding: Electric Andros Cars Race Sideways On Snow

Who said electric cars don't make sense in cold, snowy conditions? Certainly not some of the top racing drivers competing in the electric class of the Andros Trophy, an ice... read more December 28, 2011 by 


 
Scenes from dedication of electric-car charging station at Creekside Inn, Palo Alto, CA

French Charging Laws Could Leave Electric Car Adoption in Flames

Earlier this week we told you about the Danish town refusing to allow charging station and battery provider Better Place from installing charging points unless it painted... read more July 21, 2011 by  4


 
Renault Kangoo Express Z.E. electric van

First Electric Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. Sold In U.K.

Expected to be the first of many, French carmaker Renault has become the latest company to take an order for one of their upcoming electric vehicles, the Kangoo Van Z.E. The... read more April 12, 2011 by 


 
Renault Twizy Z.E. electric vehicle

2012 Renault Twizy: A Closer Look, And Do We Need It?

Is it a car? Is it a scooter? No: It's a Twizy, which could be considered a combination of the two. If you're following the world of electric cars with a keen eye then you'll... read more March 9, 2011 by  6


 
Formulec EF01 Electric Racing Car

New Electric Car Race Series Lines Up On The Grid [Video]

If you happen to indulge in the twin passions of both electric cars and motorsport, you'll no doubt have heard of series such as the TTX-GP for electric racing motorcycles... read more January 3, 2011 by  2


 
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