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


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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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

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 May 2021

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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

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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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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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%

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 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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FrancePeugeot beats Renault!

Airbus establishes zero-emission development centers in Germany & France for metallic LH2 tanks

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Airbus has established Zero-Emission Development Centers (ZEDCs) at its sites in Bremen (Germany) and in Nantes (France). The goal of the ZEDCs is to achieve cost-competitive cryogenic tank manufacturing to support the successful future. market launch of ZEROe ( earlier post ) and to accelerate the development of hydrogen-propulsion. technologies.

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Renault Group Places France at the Heart of Its Strategy for EV Batteries

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The post Renault Group Places France at the Heart of Its Strategy for EV Batteries appeared first on EV Obsession. Batteries Electric Vehicles Specific Technologies battery strategy France Gigafactory gigafactory in Douai Renault ElectriCity Renault Group

Tesla Model 3 overtakes Renault Zoe as France’s best-selling EV


The Tesla Model 3 has overtaken the Renault Zoe as France’s best-selling electric vehicle, new data from AAA shows. New data shows that the Renault Zoe was the most popular EV in France, but data through May 31st shows the Model 3 has taken that label away from the French-produced EV.

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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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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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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.

France: 21.5% Share For Plug-In Sales For First Time In September


The Tesla Model 3 continues to be the most popular model

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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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 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.

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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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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France: Plug-In Car Sales Slightly Improved In July 2021


which is not a bad thing, considering the market is down 35% year-over-year

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: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Quadrupled In March 2021


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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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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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”.

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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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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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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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Verkor Raises €100 Million To Develop EV Batteries in France


The project accelerated after a partnership agreement with Renault Group

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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