France wants to become the leading EV producer
France’s President Emmanuel Macron has presented a 30 billion euro investment plan for the economic modernisation of the country. Interestingly from the perspective of the eMobility industry is that two million electric and hybrid vehicles are to be produced in France by 2030.
France introduces electric car package
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a massive increase in support for the French car industry. The head of state is thus reacting to the crisis at PSA and Renault – the main reason being the slump in sales due to the Corona crisis.
France funds U.S. climate scientists
French president Macron puts the money where his mouth is as he pledges to grant millions to U.S. scientists working on climate change. Such foreign aid had become vital since Trump is in open denial and wants to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
Emmanuel Macron, Tesla.
Reading tip I: What will the new president of France, Emmanuel Macron, do regarding energy policy? If he keeps the promises outlined in his election programme, he wants to shift from coal to renewable energies, cut diesel subsidies and support investments in EV charging infrastructure.
Reading tip II: Some Tesla owners noticed a slower charge rate after repeated use of Superchargers. Upon request from Elektrek, Tesla said this limitation does not represent “punishment” for excessive Supercharger use but is caused by chemical and physical changing processes in the battery cells.