Usually news from France about EV cars are good. The country started developing electric versions of models very early, although most projects were halted in the mid-90s when problems with battery technology arose. With the newest technologies, specifically lithium-ion batteries, the things are starting to work again and we've had quite a number of interesting projects lately, such as the Dassault/Heuliez Cleanova, Pininfarina/Bolloré BlueCar or the Nissan-Renault projects around the world.

One of the reasons behind such development is a fiscal change, pointed to us by our reader Justin. Up to 50 percent of the expenses of developing EV cars became deductible under a recent tax reform. The hopes are that France will have a competitive EV industry that could help save its auto industry.

[Source: El Mundo]

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