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. The entire clean hydrogen production, storage and distribution chain is equipped with McPhy technologies.

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Ahead of France, Paris to phase out internal-combustion engines by 2030

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France followed two other European countries—Norway and the Netherlands—with a plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. While the country will stick to the 2040 timeline, France's capital city of Paris announced a more aggressive timeline. Diesel Gasoline Europe emissions France plug-in cars

France Will Pave Roads With 620 Miles Of Solar Panels

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Infrastructure energy infrastructure France youtube renewable energy solarThanks to a steep drop in the price of photovoltaic cells, you're more likely to see solar panels on buildings as you drive along. But what if one day you drove on those solar panels as well?

France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

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Gasoline emissions government France Engines transportation policyTo most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are dispersed low-density suburbs without mass transit, bike paths, or even sidewalks. Europeans, more of whom live in cities and most of whom have access to a more balanced set of.

Electric-car interest in France spikes due to gas shortage

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In France, strikes have brought the oil industry to a standstill, leading to a shortage of fossil fuels and lines at pumps. Europe sales France plug-in cars Car SalesWhen it comes to spurring electric-car sales, it seems a gas shortage is pretty helpful. That's bad news for drivers of gasoline and diesel cars, but good news for carmakers that sell plug-in models. DON'T MISS: In Paris.

Troll of the month: France gives grants to US climate scientists imperiled by Trump

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global warming France climate change scienceIt's a high-level troll, and an expert one. French president Emmanuel Macron announced in December that his country would offer grants totaling $70 million to 18 climate scientists, 13 from the U.S., to continue their research until U.S. president Donald Trump leaves office. The money is meant to give these researchers secure funding to continue.

Japan and France to explore broad-ranging cooperation on future automotive industry; autonomy, batteries, fuel cells, policy

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Japan and France have agreed to share information and explore deeper cooperation on the automotive industry. In a Memorandum of Cooperation , the two governments said they had “ decided to establish a policy dialogue aimed at sharing information, supporting significant transformations of the environment of the automotive industry, and exchanging opinions concerning the possibility of further cooperation between Japan and France in industrial policy for the automotive industry. ”.

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France Expands Electric-Car Bonus To Scrap 10-Year-Old Diesel Cars

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emissions incentives France plug-in cars transportation policyThe French government not only grants incentives to buyers of new electric cars, it also encourages the scrapping of older diesel cars. It presently offers a 10,000-euro ($11,370) bonus to drivers who buy a new electric car and also send a 15-year-old diesel car to the scrapper. Soon, even more diesel cars will qualify for this scheme. DON'T MISS.

Groupe Renault and Nissan sign exclusive alliance deal with Waymo to explore driverless mobility services in France and Japan

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and Waymo have entered into an exclusive agreement for an initial period to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan. The agreement is designed to bring together the strengths of each party and expand expertise by assessing market opportunities, working together to research commercial, legal and regulatory issues related to driverless transportation-as-a-service offerings in France and Japan.

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ENGIE launches fleet of 50 hydrogen fuel cell Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, inaugurates first alternative multi-fuel station in France

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France-based global energy and services group ENGIE has launched a fleet of 50 hydrogen-powered Renault Kangoo Z.E. These vehicles will be used by ENGIE Cofely technicians to ensure multi-technical operations and maintenance work for commercial buildings in the Île-de-France.

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Strikes cause fuel shortages in France

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Airlines are being diverted from France as jet fuel supplies dwindle, and French motorists are panic-buying diesel and gasoline for their autos as strikes grip the country. France has already begun dipping into its 30-day strategic reserve of oil. Strikes at oil refineries have entered their second week, with a general strike called for Tuesday. Strikers are protesting the proposed rise in the retirement age from 60 to 62.

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NASA, France to collaborate on aircraft noise research

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NASA and France’s Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA) HAVE signed an agreement to collaborate on research that focuses on mitigating the effects of civil air transportation noise.

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Renault investing > €1B for development and production of EVs in France

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billion) for the development and production of electric vehicles in France. The acceleration of our investments in France for electric vehicles will increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of our French industrial sites. Renault previously announced that it plans to recruit 5,000 employees on permanent contracts in France between 2017 and 2019 and to spend €235 million on training over the same period.

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Sales of EVs in France up 55% in 2013 to 8,779

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Avere-France. Sales of EVs in France rose 55% to 8,779 units in 2013, up from 5,663 the year before. Source: Avere-France. 5,175 electric vehicles vans were registered in France in 2013, with sales increased 42% over 3,651 registrations recorded in 2012.

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Fiat kicks off bio-methane “Tour de France”

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Fiat has kicked off a bio-methane-fueled “Tour de France” to highlight the environmental benefits of the fuel, and to consolidate its natural gas vehicle leadership in Europe. FCA offers six Fiat cars (Panda, Punto, Doblò, 500L, 500L Wagon and Qubo) and five Fiat Professional commercial vehicles (Fiorino, Doblò Cargo, Ducato, Ducato Panorama and Panda Van)that run on natural gas or biomethane.

ITM sells integrated hydrogen refueling station to Hydrogène de France

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ITM announced the sale of an integrated hydrogen refueling station (HRS) with on-site generation to Hydrogène de France (HDF), for deployment in France. HDF acts as an operator of hydrogen energy to exploit the potential of hydrogen as a fuel and deploys hydrogen refueling assets in France to prepare for future large scale deployments of fuel cell vehicles and buses.

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UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

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The initiative closely follows a similar announcement from France, which also declared 2040 as the year it will phase out fossil-fuel vehicles Norway and the Netherlands have also. The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040.

Ballard signs LOI to power first fuel-cell tram-buses with Van Hool in Pau, France

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These will be the first hydrogen bus routes in France and the world’s first hydrogen tram-Van Hool ExquiCity tram-busbuses for a full BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system.

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France makes major biofuels push

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GreenStars is the name of a new micro-algae project in France – that will boast a budget of €160million over 10 years. Biofuels Green cars Latest news algae biofuel biofuels France green carsThe aim of the project will be to develop compounds of interest including high added-value substances with micro-algae (pictured) feeding on nutrients contained in waste and industrial emissions; as well as efficient biofuels. [.].

Solvay launches rare earth recycling activity in France

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Belgium-based chemical group Solvay has opened two rare earth recycling units in France. The luminescent powders are shipped to the Solvay facilities: to Saint-Fons (Rhône-Alpes, France) first of all, where the rare earth concentrate is extracted and subsequently to La Rochelle (Charente Maritime, France), a plant that features unique expertise in separation technology in Europe.

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France launches new climate plan; Euro 7 lead; targeting ending the sale of vehicles emitting GHGs by 2040

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Nicolas Hulot, France’s new minister responsible for environment and energy, presented the country’s new climate plan at a press conference at the Ministry. France also intends to initiate an ambitious (“ ambitieuse ”) Euro 7 standard at the European level.

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Renault under investigation in France for “deceit” on diesel testing

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In November 2016, the Ministers of the Economy and Industry in France announced that the DGCCRF ( Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes) had ended its investigations on Renault engines and sent its conclusions to the Public Prosecutor in Nanterre. French judicial authorities have opened investigations of Groupe Renault on the ground of “deceit on essential qualities and inspections conducted”.

Iveco delivers 1,000th natural gas commercial vehicle in France

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delivered its 1,000 th commercial vehicle to be powered by natural gas in France. These vehicles are equipped with the Cursor 8 CNG engine, produced at CNH Industrial’s engine plant in Bourbon-Lancy, France. Iveco, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial N.V., The recipient of this milestone unit is French company CityLogistics, which provides urban logistics services and deliveries in the cities of Lyon and Villeurbanne, with plans to extend to other parts of the country.

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France’s Ecotechnologies invests €10M in hydrogen storage company McPhy

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France’s Ecotechnologies fund made a €5-million (US$6.7 This investment, Ecotechnologies’ second in the France-based McPhy, is part of a €10-million capital increase completed by the company’s historical investors: Emertec Gestion, Sofinnova Partners, Gimv, Arevadelfi and Clipperton Finance. It is targeting equity capital and quasi-equity capital operations, for acquisitions of minority stakes in innovative SMEs primarily established in France, and non-listed.

Imagine Electric-Car Charging Stations Every 25 Miles; France Will Have Them

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That could soon be the case in France, thanks to a massive network expansion by Bollore--the company behind the Autolib electric-car sharing How abundant would electric-car charging stations have to be in order to dispel range anxiety entirely? A network of roads with charging stations every 25 miles would seem adequate, wouldn''t it?

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France and Québec to partner on electric vehicles

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The Prime Minister of Québec Pauline Marois and the Minister of Economy and Finance of the French Republic, Pierre Moscovici announced the creation of a Franco-Québécois working group on electric vehicles to promote collaboration between industry and research in Québec and France in this area.

International consortium launches government-supported study on hydrogen vehicle refueling infrastructure in France

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Twenty founding partner members of the “Mobility Hydrogen France” (Mobilité Hydrogène France, MHF) consortium are combining their forces and expertise to produce an economically competitive and supported deployment plan for a private and public hydrogen refueling infrastructure in France between 2015 and 2030, including an analysis of cost-effectiveness.

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BYD announces its first 16 electric buses sold in France; RATP trial; expanding capacity in China

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BYD also announced a six-month trial with Paris operator RATP and unveiled its 12 meter single deck bus—displayed for the first time in France. BYD France’s first customer is B.E.

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Nissan office in France to house largest grid-integrated EV system yet

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Nissan’s new regional office in France will house the largest grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) system and second-life battery storage unit yet installed in a building, anywhere. The new technology is expected to slash energy costs at the new France office by reducing drawdown of energy during peak periods in favor of off-peak tariffs.

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France launches major €160M algae biofuels and bioproducts effort

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France recently launched GreenStars, a federation bringing together all the players in the development of micro-algae in France. Led by France’s agricultural institue INRA, and in collaboration with 45 partners (public research, SMEs, multinationals, local authorities, competitiveness clusters), GreenStars aims at becoming, within five to ten years, one of the top Institutes of Excellence worldwide in the field of micro-algae bio-refineries.

Irizar e-mobility lands contract for 18 articulated i2e electric BRT buses in France

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Irizar e-mobility, the electromobility business of the Irizar Group , has just gained a large contract with the Agglomeration of the Basque-Adour Coast in France. The Agglomeration of the Basque-Adour Coast will be the first in France to have two complete lines with a 100% electric bus system.

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Aramco Fuel Research Center inaugurated at IFPEN, France

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a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia, inaugurated the Aramco Fuel Research Center (FRC), France. IFPEN is delighted to be able to support Aramco Overseas Company as it begins research operations in France. Aramco Overseas Company B.V. The established research facility is part of a long-term collaborative research agreement with IFPEN, the French public sector research institute specializing in fuel and engine innovation.

France deploying test fleet of 50 fuel-cell light commercial vehicles

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Under the project HyWay, France will deploy 50 fuel cell light commercial vehicles around 2 hydrogen distribution stations in Lyon and Grenoble. These are members of the consortium Mobility Hydrogen France, which has devised a national implementation plan, including HyWay. The project is jointly supported by the government (DREALs and ADEME) and the Regional Council of Rhône-Alpes. The 18-month project will use 50 Kangoo ZEs fitted with fuel cells.

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Constellium opens new $198M finishing line for aluminum automotive sheet in France

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officially opened a new finishing line at its plant in Neuf-Brisach, France, for a total €180-million (US$198 million) investment. Constellium N.V. The new line is designed to meet the growing demand for aluminium automotive body sheet.

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Electric Citroën e-Mehari open-air utility vehicle now on sale in France

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In 1968, Citroën unveiled a rather curious utility vehicle. Called the Mehari, it featured minimalist bodywork made of ABS plastic, and an air-cooled two-cylinder engine and front-wheel-drive components shared with the Citroën 2CV. It went on to become something of a cult classic, with around 150,000 built before production ended in. Paris Auto Show Citroen PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plug-in cars Paris Motor Show

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S. Korea president promotes fuel cell vehicle cooperation with France

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On a trip to Europe, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Seoul and Paris can stay ahead in the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle market if Air Liquide S.A.—the —the world’s largest supplier of industrial gases—and South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. join forces. Hyundai already has a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle version of its Tuscon SUV on the market; Air Liquide has hydrogen liquefaction technology. Hyundai has signed a cooperation deal with Air Liquide SA.

Sales of plug-ins in France in 2012 reached 5,663 units for cars and 3,651 for LCVs

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AVERE-France, the French hybrid and electric vehicle association, reports that sales of electric vehicles in France reached 5,663 units for cars (VP) and 3,651 units for commercial vehicles (LCV) in 2012, increasing 115% and 117%, respectively, against the 2011 results. In France, PSA Peugeot Citroën was in first place (2,744 units) in the VP market with the Ion/C-Zero, followed by the Bolloré BlueCar (1,800), followed by the Nissan LEAF (524) and Renault Fluence (343).

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Toyota launches new electric car club in France

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Toyota is bringing its new i-Road and COMS electric vehicles to European roads for the first time as part of a new car sharing club based in Grenoble, France.

H2ME has 100 fuel cell vehicles on the road in Germany, France and UK

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Hydrogen Mobility Europe ( H2ME ), a multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands, announced that it has deployed its first 100 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Germany, France and the UK. Sixty Symbio Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 range-extended fuel cell vans have been deployed in the UK and France, supporting the development of a network of hydrogen refuelling stations in those markets.

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First Corri-Door fast charging points put into service; 200 targeted in France by end of year

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The first two fast charging points for electric vehicles in France’s Corri-Door project are now operational at the Bosgouet Nord (A13) and Tardenois Nord (A4) motorway service stations operated by SANEF.

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Renault introduces LPG version of Dacia Duster in France

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In France, Ambiance and Lauréate versions of Dacia Duster 4x2 can now be specified with a 1.6 In 2012, Dacia vehicles represented more than half of total LPG sales in France. 16V 105 hp (78 kW) gasoline/LPG engine. The price of these two versions is identical to that of the equivalent gasoline-engined versions they replace. The 4x2 version of Dacia Duster emits 146g of CO2/km when running on LPG, compared with 167g/km when using gasoline. Its combined-cycle fuel consumption is 9.2

First Renault Zoe Electric Car Delivered In France

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Just over two years since the first Nissan Leaf was delivered to its Californian owner, one driver has the keys to the French equivalent. The Renault Zoe electric car is a class size smaller than the Leaf, but like the Nissan it represents the first major push from Renault to sell a dedicated electric car. Taking delivery of the first Zoe was

Will France Lead Europe In Electric-Car Industry?

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Which international carmaker currently has the largest range of electric vehicles? The answer is Renault. The French automaker has a significant EV portfolio--and as the French government puts greater emphasis on EVs, it may soon be joined by other carmakers too. Indeed, between electric cars, investment in infrastructure and electric car sharing