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Renault partners with R-FIT to launch electric retrofit kits in France

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Renault is launching electric retrofit kits in France in partnership with R-FIT. The Renault 5 electric retrofit kit will go on sale in France in September 2023 while the kit for the Twingo will be made available at a later date.

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Neste and CIM collaborate to supply sustainable aviation fuel to France to support SAF blending obligations

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Neste and CIM, part of NOVEN Group in France, the leading independent French group of companies providing oil storage and supply services, are collaborating to enable the supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel into France.

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Chemours investing $200M to expand Nafion production in France

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The Chemours Company will invest $200 million to increase capacity and advance technology for its Nafion ion exchange materials to be located at Chemours’ manufacturing facility in Villers-Saint-Paul, France. With the outstanding team at our Villers-Saint-Paul site, the surrounding community, and the entire Hauts-de-France region, we will expand the impact of our Nafion Proton Exchange Membrane technology to help drive decarbonization at a global scale.

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Air France KLM signs 210M gallon SAF offtake agreement with DG Fuels

Green Car Congress

DG Fuels (DGF), a provider of cellulosic drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), signed a multi-year SAF offtake agreement with Air France KLM for up to 60,408 metric tons (21 million gallons) per year from DGF’s initial plant to be located in Louisiana.

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Total begins producing sustainable aviation fuel in France

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Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021.

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Altom receives first order for hydrogen trains in France

Green Car Congress

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand Est and Occitanie regions in France have signed the first order for dual-mode electric-hydrogen trains in France. We will be covering 47 million euros of development costs for France’s first regional hydrogen-powered train.

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Jeep ending sales of internal combustion engine only models in France

Green Car Congress

The Jeep is ending the sale in France of non-electrified internal combustion engines (ICE) on all the Renegade and Compass ranges; the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee being already only available in 4xe plug-in hybrid versions.

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SpaceX Starlink approved again in France

Teslarati

Last week, Arcep—France’s telecoms regulator—granted SpaceX’s Starlink Internet Services Limited authorization to use radio frequencies for a network open to the public so it can provide fixed internet access via satellite.

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EVs in France reach record market share

Push EVs

December saw France’s plug-in electric vehicles grow to take 25.0% The bigger picture is that France remains under-supplied with BEVs, and the same is true across Europe as whole. What are your thoughts on France’s auto industry and EV transition?

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Orleans Métropole in France acquiring 29 Irizar ie tram electric buses

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Orleans Métropole (France) has selected Irizar e-mobility for the supply of 29 Irizar ie tram zero emissions electric buses. This new contract solidifies Irizar’s presence in France, where it set up three BRT projects last year: in Amiens, Aix-en-Provence and Bayonne.

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VinFast announces its headquarters in Germany, France and The Netherlands

Electric Cars Report

VinFast, the first Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer, revealed further details of its European business strategy at the 2022 Paris Motor Show and announced the opening of dedicated country headquarters in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

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France’s first offshore wind farm is now fully online

Electrek

France’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project, the 480 megawatt (MW) Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm, is now fully up and running. The post France’s first offshore wind farm is now fully online appeared first on Electrek.

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France’s first refueling station for hydrogen buses opens

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The Artois-Gohelle transport authority (SMT-AG) has inaugurated France’s first refueling station for hydrogen buses. We are proud to contribute, with our technologies and products, in this innovation in France that has enabled us to set up, in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France, the first McPhy station for hydrogen buses. The entire clean hydrogen production, storage and distribution chain is equipped with McPhy technologies.

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In France, all large parking lots now have to be covered by solar panels

Electrek

In France, solar just got a huge boost from new legislation approved through the Senate this week that requires all parking lots with spaces for at least 80 vehicles – both existing and new – be covered by solar panels.

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France December 2020

EV Sales

Looking at the 2020 ranking, the Renault Zoe continued its winning streak in 2020 (it is the Best Seller in France since 2013.), FranceA future star lands in a record market (19% share!) If the overall automotive market had a horrible 2020 (-26% YoY), with the 1.7

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DHL purchases 33M liters of sustainable aviation fuel from Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed an agreement with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) for the purchase of 33 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The three-year cooperation represents one of the most significant SAF purchases in the Freight Forwarding industry yet. AFKLMP has been a long-term, reliable partner and one of the leaders in the Group’s GoGreen carrier certification program for many years.

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Renault signs two major battery deals for production in France; Envision AESC and Verkor

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The Renault Group has entered two major partnerships for the production of Li-ion batteries in France. The proximity of the Envision AESC’s gigafactory to Renault ElectriCity production sites at Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz, which will create 700 additional jobs in the Hauts-de-France region, means Renault Group can significantly boost its competitive edge and greatly improve the efficiency of its EV production chain.

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Tesla Model 3 maintains #1 spot in France after strong May performance

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The Tesla Model 3 maintained its spot as the best-selling electric vehicle in France in 2021 so far. Tesla dominated March in France and is the main contributor to the company’s success in the French sector in 2021. News Tesla Model 3 Elon Musk Featured France Tesla

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Electric Vehicles in France, Magna’s EtelligentForce, Autonomous Tech

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European EV News Electric Vehicles in France: Everything You Need to Know France extends EV incentives until July 2022 Electric Without Limits Grants for Electric Vehicles in France A fix for range anxiety: Pack some power in the trunk J.B.

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Final turbine installed on France’s first offshore wind farm, with Macron pushing hard on renewables

Electrek

Installation of all 80 offshore wind turbines off the west coast of France has been completed, with France’s first offshore wind farm scheduled to be up and running by the end of the year.

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ArcelorMittal investing €300M in Mardyck, France, to produce electrical steels for industry and electromobility

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ArcelorMittal will invest more than €300m, with the support of the French government, to create a new production unit for electrical steels at its Mardyck site in the north of France. It will strengthen the French electromobility sector, which is particularly well established in France, especially in the Hauts de France region and in Dunkirk where numerous industrial projects have been announced in recent months.

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Total and Engie partner to develop France’s largest site for the production of green hydrogen: Masshylia

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Total and Engie signed a cooperation agreement to design, develop, build and operate the Masshylia project, France’s largest renewable hydrogen production site at Châteauneuf-les-Martigues in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur South region.

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ABB, Hydrogène de France jointly to manufacture megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels

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ABB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hydrogène de France to manufacture jointly megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels (OGVs).

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Starlink lowers subscription prices in France to €50 per month

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Starlink lowered its subscription price in France from €99 to €50 per month. According to emails sent to Starlink customers in France, subscribers do not need to take any action as the company will automatically apply the reduced rate to their next invoice.

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Ireland and France will connect their electricity grids – here’s how

Electrek

France and Ireland signed contracts on Friday to advance the Celtic Interconnector, a subsea electricity link to allow the exchange of electricity between the two EU countries. The post Ireland and France will connect their electricity grids – here’s how appeared first on Electrek.

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SKODA official main partner of the Tour de France for 19th time

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SKODA AUTO will again be supporting this year’s Tour de France (1 – 24 July 2022) as the official main and vehicle partner. Electric Car News Enyaq iV OCTAVIA iV Skoda SKODA Enyaq iV SKODA OCTAVIA iV skoda superb iv Superb iV tour de france

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Ballard-powered fuel-cell tram-buses from Van Hool now in revenue service in France

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Ballard Power Systems announced that 8 ExquiCity tram-buses built by Van Hool NV and powered by 8 Ballard FCveloCity-HD 100-kilowatt fuel cell modules have been inaugurated at a ceremony in Pau, France and are now in revenue service in Pau’s Bus Rapid Transit System.

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France’s first offshore wind farm now has its first wind turbine

Electrek

Nazaire, France’s first offshore wind farm. The post France’s first offshore wind farm now has its first wind turbine appeared first on Electrek.

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France starts banning short-haul flights, cracks down on private jets

Electrek

France has received the green light from the European Commission to start cracking down on ultra-polluting short-haul flights within the country, starting with a ban on three popular flights from Paris-Orly Airport.

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France March 2021

EV Sales

Tesla Model 3 #1 in France! FranceIn a red hot market, where BEVs jumped 183% YoY and PHEVs shooted 6-fold in March, plugin sales had their second best month ever, with 29,737 units, allowing the plugin share to reach 16% last month (8.5%

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France May 2021

EV Sales

On the first half of the table, the biggest surprise is the appearance of SAIC's MG eHS PHEV in #7, with 590 deliveries, shattering its previous record, and making an impressive result for the Sino-British SUV, being also the highest standing ever for a SAIC model in France. France

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France April 2021

EV Sales

FrancePeugeot shines in hot market The French plugin market continues on the fast lane, with April's plugin share reaching 15% last month (6.8% BEV), keeping the YTD share at a record 14% (6.9%

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France February 2021

EV Sales

and a possible monthly win in France, which would not only be its first in this market, but also the first time a foreign model would take that honor. Well, not long ago, Renault seemed unbeatable in France.). FranceTesla Model 3 beats Renault Zoe!

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Car ads get cigarette-like disclaimer in France suggesting walking or biking instead

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A new law in France will soon require automakers to include a disclaimer in their advertisements encouraging more energy-efficient transportation alternatives such as walking, biking, or public transit.

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Airports in Italy, France to build eVTOL air taxi veliports together

Electrek

A group of airports in Italy and France are banding together to create electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) veliport infrastructure to speed the deployment of quicker, carbon-free air taxi transportation between their respective city centers and passenger terminals.

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France January 2021

EV Sales

FrancePeugeot beats Renault!

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CHAdeMO fast-charging standard shunned by France: Are emerging markets its future?

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France will no longer require charging stations to support CHAdeMO alongside the Combined Charging Standard (CCS), according to Electrive (via Charged EVs). In the war over EV DC fast-charging standards, CHAdeMO has lost a major battle.

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France’s high court rules in favor of ending tax benefits for palm oil diesel

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France’s Constitutional Council, the highest constitutional authority in the country, ruled in favor of excluding palm oil from the list of biofuels that enjoy tax incentives. We urge other European countries to follow France’s lead and stop forcing drivers to pay for fake ‘green’ fuels that destroy the world’s rainforests and their wildlife.

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Douce France in an electric Peugeot: Just don’t get a puncture

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It was remarkably easy, enjoyable, and inexpensive to rent an electric Peugeot in south-west France. The post Douce France in an electric Peugeot: Just don’t get a puncture appeared first on The Driven.

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France: Plug-In Car Sales Increased Slightly In 2022

InsideEVs

It was a challenging year, as passenger car sales dropped to the lowest level since 1975

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Electric Nissan Townstar Enters Production In France

InsideEVs

It's equipped with a 45 kWh battery and offers up to 300 km (186 miles) of range

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France’s Legrand launches Green’Up EV chargers in Australia and New Zealand

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France's Legrand announces launch of its residential and commercial charging equipment into the Australia and New Zealand markets. The post France’s Legrand launches Green’Up EV chargers in Australia and New Zealand appeared first on The Driven.

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France is subsidizing EVs leases so its residents only have to pay 100 euros a month????????????????

Electrek

Following President Emmanuel Macron’s re-election in France this year, he has begun making good on a promise he made during his campaign to make electric vehicles more affordable. The post France is subsidizing EVs leases so its residents only have to pay 100 euros a month????????????????

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