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

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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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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

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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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%

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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France February 2021

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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!

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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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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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.

2019 203

France: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Quadrupled In March 2021

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Tesla Model 3 beats Peugeot e-208 and Renault ZOE in its home market both for the month and for the quarter

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Neste and Air BP bring sustainable aviation fuel to Caen airport in France

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The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) will take place in Geneva on 21-23 May 2019, and European business aviation community has an option to refuel with sustainable aviation fuel at Caen airport in France. The fuel has been produced by Neste and supplied by Air BP to Caen Carpiquet (CFR/LFRK) airport in France.

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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.

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

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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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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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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.

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.

2016 150

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.

2017 150

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.

2018 183

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? Embedding solar panels in roadways has been proposed before, but the French government may be about to take the most ambitious step toward that goal yet.

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 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.

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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. utility vehicles ( earlier post ), recently made available for long-term rental through Alphabet, a leader in mobility solutions for companies, and inaugurated the first alternative multi-fuel station in France to fuel them. ENGIE owns, through its subsidiary GNVert, more than 150 alternative fuel stations in France.

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France's Citroën will rent its Ami two-seat electric car for less than $23 a month

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The Citroën Ami is a new electric car that that takes affordability to a new level. The Ami will be available to rent for the equivalent of $23 a month, for a 48-month period with $2,900, or for shorter terms through Free2Move, the car-sharing service operated by Citroën parent PSA Group.

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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”.

2017 150

France incentivizes EVs, Lordstown going big, more geeky Mach-E details: Today’s Car News

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France has decided to further incentivize EVs and plug-in hybrids. France is making EVs and plug-in hybrids the focus for a $9 billion program. Lordstown Motors has ambition to go for much higher production levels.

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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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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. A total of 46,785 hybrid vehicles, including 32,799 hybrid gasoline and diesel 13,986 hybrids were registered in France in 2013.

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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.

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EV Lease Costs Go Down in France and Germany

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Here’s good news for electric car lovers in Germany and France. The virtual showrooms in France and Germany have flooded with car-buyers. BloombergNEF has listed Germany and France’s purchase subsidies among the most favorable markets in the world right now.

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France is making EVs and plug-in hybrids the basis for $9 billion program

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The French government is putting together an 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) bailout package to help the auto industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic, and electric cars will be an important part of it.

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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 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.

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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.

2013 271

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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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. Also outlined in the plan is an initiative to halt the production of fossil hydrocarbons in France.

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