The French minister for Environmental Alffairs, Jean-Louis Borloo, has found some stone tablets issued a set of 14 "commandments" for the successful introduction of electric vehicles in France. Borloo didn't hide the fact that he aims to make the French auto industry the leader in EV technologies, and this is how the French Goverment is going to help:

  1. Launch "enough" demonstration charging stations in 2010.
  2. Integrate EVs into all new city mobility plans.
  3. Help universities establishing battery development programs.
  4. Purchase up to 100,000 EVs by 2015.
  5. Achieve final passage of the €5,000 subvention for consumers to purchase EVs.
  6. Make sure all cars can be charged at home using standard plugs.
  7. Starting in 2012, require all new buildings with parking facilities to include EV charging points.
  8. For existing developments, create a "right to charge" so no opposition can be made to installing charge points.
  9. Starting in 2015, require all office buildings to have EV charging points.
  10. Use and promote the upcoming standard European EV plug.
  11. Make sure local governments get help to create EV charging stations.
  12. Organize the development of an EV charging network.
  13. Assure that non fossil-sourced energy is used to charge cars [this is an easy one, since France uses so much nuclear power].
  14. Promote battery recycling.
Looks like a good list. What would you add?

[Source: French Ministry of Environmental Affairs via Le Blog Auto]

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