Monday, October 05, 2009

Lithium and REE: France becomes a place for mass market of Electric Cars. TNR.v, CZX.v, SQM, ROC, FMC, RNO, BYDDY, NSANY, F, TM, TTM, WLC.v,

In the history books this not very loud announcement can become the bifurcation point between dreams and reality for Green Mobility Revolution. As with Internet, government investment comes first to build infrastructure and then private sector will capitalise on its commercialisation. In recession times it means jobs and "Buy French" without shouting its very loud - we have seen French Renault as de-facto most ready to market concept of electric Cars mass producer from 2011. It is the first comprehensive Electric Mobility country wide plan we have seen. Race for Energy security is on and France takes the lead now with 2.2 billion investment. Majority of France electricity is generated by Nuclear power plants and it is very logical that it will set the bar for other countries in Green Mobility revolution. Apart from wide accepted by the world governments grants and rebates for Electric cars, France goes further and announces that Electric Cars supporting infrastructure becomes compulsory part of any development in the country in the coming years. Will France be able to get off from Oil needle first at least in power generation and partly in mobility utilisation?

"The green car race is not restricted to vehicle manufacturers desperate to steal a march on their rivals – it’s also apparent that some of the leading nations are battling to be the first to have infrastructure in place for the electrification of the automobile.
France is the latest country to throw its name into the hat with its minister for ecology, energy, sustainable development and the sea, Jean Louis Borloo, presenting a national 14-point plan to accelerate the development and commercialisation of electric cars and plug-in hybrids.
The Government hopes to have two million electric and plug-in vehicles on its roads by 2020. So how will this be achieved? Here’s a step-by-step look at the 14-point plan:

Point one: The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) will launch a call for projects on infrastructure costs to support plug-in demonstrators and trials and to validate an ecosystem of rechargeable vehicles. For this stage of the plan, which will begin in early 2010, €70million has been dedicated.

Point two: Also early in 2010, ADEME will establish mobility solutions looking at developments in transportation based on new technology and service – this has a budget of €25million.
Point three: Renault will establish a lithium-ion battery factory in Flins that will produce 100,000 batteries a year – the investment here will be €625million.

Point four: A group of companies including La Poste, EPA, Air France, EDF Energy, France Telecom and more, will commit to buying electric vehicles with a range of at least 150km. It is hoped to have 100,000 vehicles by 2015. (This is real life testing grounds and Renault good government connections in place - their range is over 160 km S.)

Point five:
There will be a €5,000 grant to buy vehicles with CO2 emissions less than or equal to 60g/km until 2012. Hybrids, LPG or natural gas vehicles with emissions less than or equal to 135g/km may also benefit from a €2,000 bonus.

Point six: Establishment of standard outlets to charge cars outside homes.

Point seven: Construction of buildings with compulsory charging systems by 2012. (Renault will be in mass production by 2011 - it is a nation wide compalsory charging system! S.)

Point eight: Support for installation of charging systems in condominiums.

Point nine: Compulsory charging points in parking for office buildings by 2015. (Nation wide compulsory charging system for commercial space. S.)

Point 10: An agreement on common European charging standards.

Point 11: Support for municipalities to deploy public recharging infrastructure.

Point 12: €1.5billion for the deployment of a public infrastructure network.

Point 13: To maximise the use of renewable electricity for recharging vehicles.

Point 14: Find ways to give batteries and materials a second life through recycling or other forms of reuse."

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