French police test vamped up kick scooters
While kick scooters have been banned from pedestrian walkways in France, the French police force is looking into using the stand-up scooters (trottinettes) to fight street crime. If the three-month trial in the northwestern French town of Honfleur is successful, local authorities will invite scooter companies to make bids to supply police trottinettes.
Renault presents complete electric truck range
Renault Trucks unveils two electric trucks to launch in 2019. The Renault Trucks D Z.E. and Renault Trucks D Wide Z.E. cover 16 and 26 tons respectively and complete the electric UV lineup starting with the Master Z.E. at 3.5 tons. The trucks will be made in Normandy, France.
Electric trucks and utility EVs by Renault from 2019
Renault Trucks says it is ready to launch an all-electric range next year, after testing had commenced with partners over ten years. It is thus not only one truck but a whole line of utility vehicles the French are gearing up for. A dedicated production line in the Normandy will start rolling by 2019.
Incentives in Normandy.
A total of 11,300 euros (15,600 dollars) is the incentive an EV buyer in Normandy now gets. The regional government almost doubles the usual allowance of 6,300 euros in an attempt to become France’s first ecoregion. Formidable!