Thursday, July 02, 2009

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After UK news on Electric Cars trial and recharging network, our Next Big Thing is taking Europe over. Electric cars are coming from pictures into shops and on the streets. New oil - Lithium will be the strategic resource for these green mobility revolution to happen on the mass market scale. Who will control it? Will supply be secured and available?

Renault will test electric cars in Paris in 2010

"Paris is known as the city of romance, and now the Renault-Nissan Alliance and EDF Energy hope that its residents will fall in love with electric cars.
The alliance and the French energy company are planning a large-scale electric vehicle test in the region that will run for one year beginning in September, 2010. During this period 100 electric passenger cars and light commercial vehicles will be in action to test their usage and performance.
The vehicles in the trial will be identical to those scheduled to be launched in 2011 and participants will be able to use a charging infrastructure at home, at work, in car parks and on the public highway.
The move is a joint initiative between the Alliance and EDF and has received support from the Paris region and Yvelines local authorities. The project has been labelled SAVE (Seine Aval Vehicules Electriques) and will be launched only once the financing necessary for its implication has been secured.
In other news, the Alliance has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s A2A, the main electricity supplier in Lombardy.
The pilot phase involving Milan and Brescia will involve the building of recharging infrastructure; defining and trialling electronic payment services; training and educating consumers on the use of electric vehicles; and working with the authorities on implementing incentive measures."

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has opened its first European store in London. Helped by funding from the foreign direct investment agency Think London, the California-based company has set up a base in Knightsbridge to capitalise on the city's green ambitions.
Michael Charlton, Chief Executive of Think London, said: "London was the obvious destination for Tesla as the Mayor of London recently announced his commitment to making electric cars the 'first choice for Londoners'. As well as London being the UK's biggest car market, the Mayor's vision to make London the electric car capital of Europe provides a great business opportunity, and we expect interest from overseas investors in this sector to grow.

London was the obvious destination for Tesla as the Mayor of London recently announced his commitment to making electric cars the 'first choice for Londoners
Tesla produces the Roadster, a high-performance electric sports car, which it hopes will help attract car enthusiasts to the environmentally-friendly vehicles.
The company said its decision to move to London was influenced significantly by its green credentials, including commitments to reduce emissions and incentives for drivers who own electric vehicles.
Incentives available to these drivers include tax exemption, free parking, no congestion charge and low running costs.
Don Cochrane, UK Sales and Marketing Director of Tesla, said: "London has always been a lead market for new products and innovations. Thanks to the Mayor of London's commitment and forward planning of logistics and infrastructure it was the obvious choice for us to launch our first European store.
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MILAN (Reuters) - The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Italian regional utility A2A SpA (A2.MI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop zero-emission electric vehicles in Italy on a large scale, the companies.
In a joint statement on Thursday the Franco-Japanese alliance and A2A said in a 2010 pilot phase the project would involve the cities of Milan and Brescia.
Renault (RENA.PA) and Nissan (7201.T) are talking with governments, local authorities and power companies in many countries with a view to selling their electric cars before 2012, they said.
The alliance has already signed over 30 agreements worldwide and aims to launch the first electric car in 2010.
"The partnership with A2A represents an important step toward the launch of Renault electric vehicles ... and the concrete realization of zero-emission vehicles in Italy," Renault Italia Managing Director Jacques Bousquet said in the statement.
Electric vehicles are meant to be cheaper to run than regular cars and cut down carbon dioxide emissions.
A2A was created at the start of 2008 from the merger of the Milan and Brescia utilities."
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