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Friday, March 16, 2012
> France, Development Platform for Low-Carbon Vehicles

At the heart of a market set to account for 30 to 40% of new vehicles by 2025, and 20% from as early as 2020, pure electric cars (battery-run) and hybrid rechargeable cars, with extendable battery life or fuel-cell battery, are receiving strong input from industrial players and government authorities in France, keen to address environmental concerns, boost the sector’s competitiveness and secure its energy independence.

A charter signed with the French Ministry for Industry in September 2011 lists the ten commitments which industry professionals must make when offering low-carbon vehicles and related products and services to consumers, featuring high performance benefits, quality, ease of use and safety. Highway companies, parking operators, traders and dealers have also signed up to the effort.

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