Tag: France

Dec 1, 2021 - 02:17 pm

Gaussin gets license to build Bluebus Cit-e bus

Gaussin announced the acquisition of a worldwide license (outside France) from Bolloré subsidiary Bluebus for its 6 meter, 22 passenger electric bus, equipped with LMP batteries. The vehicle will be renamed Cit-e and manufactured through Gaussin’s current and future network of licensees.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 04:01 pm

Test centre for eVTOL trials opens near Paris

Several French aviation and transport industry players have opened a test centre for sustainable urban air mobility at the Pontoise-Cormeilles airfield just outside the French capital Paris. Trials of eVTOLs from several manufacturers are now beginning there.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 11:15 am

Paris introduces a speed limit for electric scooters

Paris introduces a 10 km/h speed limit for e-trekkers after a series of accidents involving pedestrians. The speed limit will apply throughout the city, with the exception of a few major streets, and is due to be implemented in the first half of December.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 05:13 pm

Bordeaux Métropole ordes 36 VDL electric buses

The French municipal association Bordeaux Métropole has ordered 36 electric articulated buses of the recently launched Citea generation from VDL Bus & Coach for a new express bus route. VDL will also be responsible for all charging equipment at the terminals and depot.

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Nov 24, 2021 - 04:18 pm

Allego to build fast chargers at 200 Carrefour locations

Allego is to build a total of more than 2,000 fast-charging points for electric cars with outputs between 75 and 300 kW at more than 200 locations in France by 2023 for the French retailer Carrefour. In addition to building the network, Allego will also be responsible for its operation and maintenance over a period […]

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Nov 24, 2021 - 04:08 pm

Eni to build 31,000 charging points by 2030

The Italian energy company Eni has announced its intention to expand its charging network for electric cars to more than 31,000 charging points in Europe by 2030. An interim target of 27,000 chargers was also mentioned for 2025.

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Nov 16, 2021 - 03:13 pm

Stellantis reveals details of EU charging network

After Stellantis announced the construction of a European charging network with AC and DC chargers a few weeks ago, the car company has now revealed some details about the DC chargers. Under the project name Atlante, the first DC station is already being built in Italy.

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Nov 14, 2021 - 08:52 am

Gaussin debuts fuel cell powered H2 Racing truck

French manufacturer Gaussin has unveiled its first electric truck, the H2 Racing Truck. The fuel-cell-powered truck is to demonstrate the performance of Gaussin’s announced electric platform on long-distance missions such as the Dakar Rally in January.

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Nov 10, 2021 - 02:40 pm

Daimler Trucks and Total join forces on H2 infrastructure

Truck manufacturer Daimler Truck and the energy group Total have signed an agreement to work together on the development of a hydrogen infrastructure for heavy trucks in the European Union. The two corporations will initial focus on Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

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Nov 8, 2021 - 11:17 am

BYD closes up shop in France

The Chinese manufacturer BYD is closing its electric bus production facility in France. The first electric buses were produced at the BYD plant in Allonne near Beauvais in France at the end of 2018.

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Oct 28, 2021 - 03:07 pm

TotalEnergies to install DC chargers at highways in France

The French oil and gas giant, now rebranded as TotalEnergies, announced an investment of €200 million to equip its highway gas station with DC fast charging points. The plan includes more than 150 motorway service stations in France to become EV-ready by end-2022.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 11:51 am

France postpones EV subsidy reduction

The French government is extending its subsidies for electric cars and plug-in hybrids at the current level until 1 July 2022. The original plan was to further reduce the currently granted subsidies from 1 January 2022.

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Oct 14, 2021 - 01:40 pm

Hyvia presents near-series prototype of the Master H2-Tech

Hyvia, the joint venture set up this year by Renault and fuel cell specialist Plug Power, has unveiled near-production prototypes of the Renault Master H2-Tech and its announced hydrogen filling station. The latter will be available for purchase, lease or rent in the future.

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Oct 14, 2021 - 12:17 pm

Fastned marks major turnover increase for Q3

Dutch fast-charging provider Fastned has reported a 96 per cent increase in turnover in the third quarter compared to Q3 2020. Fastned is also considering switching to a “more dynamic pricing strategy” to reflect pricing trends in the European market.

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Oct 13, 2021 - 01:04 pm

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.

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Oct 12, 2021 - 04:11 pm

Île-de-France Mobilités: bendy e-buses for Paris

Île-de-France Mobilités, the entity responsible for organising public transport in the Paris metropolitan area, is awarding a contract to a consortium of Van Hool, Kiepe Electric and Alstom to build a fleet of 24-metre-long, all-electric, double-articulated buses.

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Oct 8, 2021 - 01:27 pm

Renault signs nickel supply deal with Terrafame

The Finnish state-owned mining company Terrafame is to supply Renault with fully traceable nickel sulphate for electric vehicle batteries in future. This is provided for in a memorandum of understanding now concluded between the two companies.

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Oct 4, 2021 - 04:21 pm

Hy24 founded for H2 infrastructure investment

Ardian and FiveT Hydrogen have announced the beginning of Hy24, “the world’s largest investment platform focused exclusively on clean hydrogen infrastructure”. Hy24’s first fund is expected to have a volume of 1.5 billion euros.

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Sep 28, 2021 - 04:44 pm

Keolis to operate 120 e-buses in southern France

The French Région Sud has commissioned Keolis to operate two sections of its regional transport network in the Alpes-Maritimes region of south-eastern France with buses for eight years from 1 January 2022. Within one year, the bus fleet will be all-electric.

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Sep 27, 2021 - 01:15 pm

VinFast is coming to Europe in 2022

The Vietnamese car manufacturer VinFast gives more details about its European strategy. The company’s first two electric cars, the VF e35 and the VF e36, are to make their market debut in three European countries in 2022.

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Sep 24, 2021 - 02:53 pm

French logistics service Urby orders 20 Renault electric trucks

Logistics service provider Urby, a subsidiary of French postal operator La Poste and Banque des Territoires, has ordered 20 Renault Trucks D Z.E. electric trucks. The electric trucks, designed for urban distribution, are scheduled to enter service in around 15 French cities from 2022.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Airbus forges ahead with zero-emission aviation

Airbus has just unveiled concrete plans for zero-emission aviation with a new generation of the battery-electric CityAirbus. Meanwhile, the aircraft manufacturer has signed an MoU with Air New Zealand to research hydrogen-fuelled aircraft, while in Europe Airbus will focus on hydrogen aviation infrastructure with Air Liquide and airport operator Vinci by 2030.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 11:20 am

Renault retools Douai plant for electric Mégane

Preparations are underway at the Renault plant in Douai for series production of the Mégane E-Tech Electric, due out in the first half of 2022. Renault Group says it is investing more than 550 million euros in the production facilities there and in improved workplace ergonomics.

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Sep 8, 2021 - 02:46 pm

Alstom debuts battery-electric train in Germany

A battery-electric train by Alstom has completed its maiden voyage on a rail route in Saxony, Germany. The prototype train developed together with TU Berlin started on a roundtrip in the city of Chemnitz. Electric trains of this type are scheduled to go into passenger service from December 2021.

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07.12.2021 22:12