Tag: France

Jan 25, 2023 - 05:33 pm

Europe tackles greenwashing

Climate activists recently put up 400 fake advertising posters for BMW and Toyota in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, calling for a ban on advertising for fossil-fuelled vehicles, especially SUVs. The European Commission is also aiming to tackle greenwashing.

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Jan 17, 2023 - 04:16 pm

Hertz to deliver 25,000 BEVs for Uber in Europe

Hertz and the ride-hailing company Uber are expanding their US partnership to Europe. Accordingly, Hertz wants to provide up to 25,000 electric cars for Uber drivers in European capitals by 2025. London, Paris and Amsterdam were explicitly mentioned so far.

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Jan 14, 2023 - 02:22 pm

Rouen to convert 49 diesel buses to electric

The Rouen municipality in northern France is having 49 Iveco Crossway diesel intercity buses converted to electric drives to operate as school buses. The project was awarded to a French consortium from which Greenmot will supply the retrofit kit.

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Jan 14, 2023 - 12:36 pm

Verkor to source manganese in Czech Republic

French battery manufacturer Verkor, which is a partner of Renault, has signed a letter of intent with Canadian battery materials company Euro Manganese to source manganese for the production of vehicle batteries. A binding purchase agreement has yet to be negotiated.

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Jan 13, 2023 - 02:29 pm

Dacia expands Spring series by more powerful model

Renault’s Dacia brand is giving its only electric model, the Spring, a more powerful drive combined with a new equipment line. The Spring Extreme Electric 65, which Dacia is presenting at the Brussels Motor Show now underway, gets a new electric motor with 48 kW of power.

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Jan 12, 2023 - 04:39 pm

Leclanché batteries to power huge hybrid vessels

Leclanché says it has been selected as the battery provider for two hybrid vessels built for Stena Line and Brittany Ferries. The ‘E-Flexer’ ferries will be the world’s largest hybrid vessels and run between England and France with deliveries to progress fast.

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Jan 10, 2023 - 11:49 am

France reduces electric vehicle subsidies

The French government is cutting its subsidies for electric cars for 2023. The reduction of the eco-bonus, which had previously been postponed for a year, came into force on 1 January. Electric cars will now receive a maximum of €5,000 from the state, compared to the previous sum of €6,000.

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Jan 7, 2023 - 04:09 pm

Lidl opens four large charge parks in France

Lidl opened four fast-charging parks at shops in France at the end of last year. Each location has several DC charge points in different power levels and AC chargers. Two more facilities are to follow this year.

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Jan 3, 2023 - 03:57 pm

SPIE builds new HPC network e-Vadea in France

In France, e-Vadea has become a new operator of HPC parks. The company has now put eight charging parks into operation at motorway service stations in France following a tender won by the motorway operator Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR) in spring 2022.

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Dec 14, 2022 - 02:05 pm

France extends BIK advantages for BEVs

France has extended the ‘Benefit-in-Kind’ scheme for electric cars by two years – it now applies until the end of 2024. In addition, electric car drivers pay fewer tolls for using French motorways.

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Dec 6, 2022 - 03:48 pm

H2FLY to lead HEAVEN hydrogen aviation project

The German company H2FLY, which specialises in the development of hydrogen fuel cell systems for aircraft, is taking over project management in the HEAVEN project. The project will test the first passenger aircraft flying on liquid hydrogen (LH2) in 2023.

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Nov 24, 2022 - 03:07 pm

H3Dynamics presents decentralised H2 aviation solution

H3Dynamics from Toulouse, France, has presented a decentralised hydrogen propulsion solution for aviation. The company’s concept relies on housing hydrogen and smaller fuel cells in a series of so-called propulsion nacelles under the wings, initially for drone use.

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Nov 22, 2022 - 03:28 pm

Intercharge network integrates French charge point operators

Hubject’s Intercharge network is now part of the French Advenir programme. By joining this programme, French charging point operators will be able to register with the Intercharge eRoaming network. The aim of the cooperation agreement is to attract more French electric mobility players.

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Nov 21, 2022 - 10:40 am

Paris considers a ban on e-scooters

Electric scooter providers Lime, Dott and Tier operate around 15,000 rental scooters in the French capital, but their licences expire in March 2023, and the city council is considering not renewing the permits due to safety concerns.

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Nov 7, 2022 - 04:33 pm

Vulcan expands lithium project in France

Vulcan Energy Resources is planning to develop French exploration areas along the Upper Rhine Graben region. The German-Australian lithium producer has founded a French subsidiary, Vulcan Energy France (VEF), and moved into a branch office in Haguenau.

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Nov 7, 2022 - 04:13 pm

Verkor secures €250 million in financing

French battery specialist and Renault partner Verkor has secured more than €250 million in financing. The fresh capital, which comes from the European Investment Bank among others, will flow into the company’s technology and innovation centre in Grenoble called Verkor Innovation Center (VIC).

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Oct 28, 2022 - 11:53 am

Stellantis ramps up fuel cell transporter production

Stellantis has announced that it will now build hydrogen-powered fuel cell versions of the light commercial vehicles of the Peugeot, Citroën and Opel brands in series at a plant in France. Until now, the fuel cell vans were only available in a small series.

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Oct 24, 2022 - 06:11 pm

Renault Trucks moves into light electric vehicle space

Renault Trucks is taking a holistic approach to logistics as the French commercial vehicle maker strikes a new partnership. The company has joined forces with Kleuster, a Lyon-based e-bike manufacturer, to accelerate the production and distribution of e-cargo bikes.

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Oct 24, 2022 - 04:30 pm

Imerys announces plans to mine lithium in France

The French mining group Imerys wants to become one of the leading suppliers of lithium in Europe through a new project. Specifically, this involves a mine at the Beauvoir site in the French department of Allier, where around 34,000 tonnes of lithium could be mined annually from 2028.

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Oct 19, 2022 - 03:34 pm

BYD to bring two more BEV models to Europe

BYD wants to rapidly expand its electric car range in Europe. The electric car trio with which the Chinese manufacturer plans to launch in many European markets could be expanded to a quintet as early as next year.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/02/02/totalenergies-air-liquide-join-forces-on-h2-refuelling-for-trucks/
02.02.2023 14:04