Tag: France

Feb 21, 2021 - 04:53 pm

Faurecia to supply Renault’s future fuel cell vehicles

An unofficial fuel cell alliance is forming in France as Faurecia will supply hydrogen tanks for the new fleet of FC commercial vehicles Renault plans to launch at the end of this year. Faurecia will design and manufacture these tanks in France and is already preparing for expansion.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 03:54 pm

Forsee Power raises 105 million euros in capital

French battery manufacturer Forsee Power has raised 105 million euros in capital, including a 50-million-euro loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The company will use the money to expand its product range and increase its manufacturing capacity.

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Feb 15, 2021 - 12:49 pm

France funds fast-charging sites with €100Mn

The French government is launching a 100-million-euro funding programme to build more charging stations for electric cars on the national road network. The scheme is for companies installing charging hubs with at least four fast-charging stations.

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Feb 10, 2021 - 03:15 pm

InnoTherMS to redesign thermal management

The new German-French research project InnoTherMS aims to reduce the energy consumption of electric vehicles to the bare minimum by means of an innovative thermal management system. This should improve the range by at least ten per cent.

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Feb 8, 2021 - 06:50 pm

Bombardier converts five trains to zero-emission

Bombardier will convert five of its diesel-hybrid trains to purely electric operation through a combined battery and overhead line operation by 2023. Bombardier was recently acquired by the Alstom group and supplied the hybrid trains it will also now convert for the French railway company SNCF.

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Feb 2, 2021 - 12:28 pm

Smart releases Bluedawn special EQ Fortwo Coupé

Smart is releasing a special model of the EQ Fortwo Coupé to dealers during the second quarter of 2021. The special model called Edition Bluedawn is painted in a striking matt blue that Daimler calls ‘Velvet Blue’.

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Jan 26, 2021 - 09:48 pm

HysetCo moves to run 600 hydrogen cabs in Paris

Paris will eventually see 600 fuel cell taxis. The long-running project HysetCo just acquired the cab operator Slota and plans to replace its 600-vehicle diesel fleet with the Toyota Mirai gradually. They also want to install two new hydrogen filling stations this year.

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Jan 25, 2021 - 01:23 pm

Renault 5 concept headed for series production

Renault is indeed planning a production version of its recently unveiled all-electric Renault 5 concept. Renault will base the 5 on the new CMF-B EV platform for electric compact vehicles and will build the EV at the Douai plant near Lille, France from 2023.

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Jan 21, 2021 - 01:07 pm

Tesla drops Model 3 prices in Europe

Prices have been reduced for the Tesla Model 3 in several European countries. The largest price reduction has been given in France, where the Standard Range+ variant dropped by 6,190 euros from 49,990 euros to 43,800 euros.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 04:31 pm

Uber to expand Uber Green services

Ride-hailing company Uber is expanding its Uber Green service with electric and hybrid cars in North America. After launching in 15 cities last September, Uber has announced plans to make the service available in 1,400 more cities and towns.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 01:12 pm

Renault’s Luca de Meo calls for new business model

Renault CEO Luca de Meo has presented his new strategy dubbed “Renaulution”. The Italian de Meo wants to give the French automaker a new business principle putting value above volume. Ten new electric models are to be launched by 2025.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 01:30 pm

Renault doubles EV sales in Europe

Renault has presented its electric car sales statistics for 2020. According to the figures, the French automaker was able to sell 115,888 electric vehicles in Europe, around twice as many as in 2019. The company’s most successful electric model by far was, once again, the Renault Zoe.

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Jan 10, 2021 - 06:10 pm

Chargemap & FreshMile expand charging cooperation

In France, charging network operator FreshMile and charging specialist Chargemap have expanded their cooperation. Until now, access to Freshmile charging stations with the Chargemap badge has been via roaming. Now, the Chargemap and Freshmile services are connected directly via the open protocol OCPI.

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Jan 9, 2021 - 01:41 pm

Paris public transport operator orders 109 electric buses by Bluebus

The French electric bus manufacturer Bluebus, part of the Bolloré Group, has announced two orders from the public transport operator RATP for a total of 109 electric buses for the Ile-de-France region, as the Paris conurbation is called. One special feature here is that the buses have solid-state batteries on board.

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Dec 17, 2020 - 03:06 pm

Seat Mó to export e-scooter from early 2021

Seat has started series production of its Seat Mó eScooter 125 electric scooter with e-motorcycle manufacturer Silence. The electric scooter is already being used in sharing applications in Barcelona and the e-scooter will also be available in Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Sweden in the first quarter of 2021.

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Dec 16, 2020 - 09:57 pm

FCA offers fleet customers NewMotion charging solutions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and NewMotion announce a new partnership for FCA’s business clients that will gain access to NewMotion’s entire charging ecosystem. The partners will roll out the service in twelve European countries, starting with France, Germany and the UK.

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Dec 16, 2020 - 05:37 pm

Valeo & Effigear adapt 48V system for e-bikes

The French automotive supplier Valeo is now adapting its 48V systems for electric bicycles. The supplier is launching a solution in cooperation with Effigear that combines a 48V electric motor with an adaptive seven-speed automatic transmission.

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Dec 11, 2020 - 11:50 am

France introduces used EV subsidies

In France, the government subsidy of 1,000 euros specifically for the purchase of used purely electric cars announced in October has now come into force. In addition, the government has extended the environmental bonus and the conversion premium in their current amounts until June 2021.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 12:09 pm

Daimler finds buyer for Hambach factory

The Daimler Group has now officially confirmed that its plant in Hambach, France, is to be sold to Ineos. The British group will take over the plant in the coming weeks after final details have been clarified. A solution has been found for the production of the electric Smart.

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Dec 3, 2020 - 01:22 pm

DS reveals details of the DS 4 PHEV

PSA brand DS Automobiles released information about its new plug-in hybrid DS 4. The compact premium model will be their first model to be produced in Germany starting next year, namely at DS’ sister company Opel in Rüsselsheim.

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Dec 2, 2020 - 05:35 pm

Alstom to build six H2 fuel cell trains for Italy

Alstom will build six fuel cell trains for FNM, a transport company operating in the Italian region of Lombardy. The contract also includes an option for eight additional FC trains. In the meantime, Alstom’s Coradia iLint fuel cell train has completed a three-month test run in Austria.

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Dec 1, 2020 - 08:14 pm

E.Leclerc orders 3000 Dacia Spring & 1000 Zoe

The French car rental and supermarket operator E.Leclerc has just ordered a whopping 3,000 Dacia Spring Electric and 1,000 Renault Zoe. One of the group’s goals is to offer the new Dacia Spring Electric in all 504  E.Leclerc rental outlets from 1 March 2021.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/02/26/fastned-closes-financing-round-with-e150-million/
26.02.2021 14:28