France supporting the development of the EV car

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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