A giant order of electric vehicles


This contract should launch the electric vehicle in France. Talks started a few days ago between 20 manufacturers and the “Ugap” a group purchasing organization originally dedicated to the government, this time it has been appointed by twenty governmental and private companies.

The order consists in a firm 23.000 vehicles on four years from 2011 to 2015 that is splited in three vehicle type:

- An electric van (15.000 units), with 3 m³ (106 cubic feet) loading capacity (i.e. : Renault Kangoo ZE, Peugeot Partner electric, Citroën Berlingo or Ford Transit Connect).

- A small 2 seater car (4.000 units)

- A 4 to 5 seat berline (4.000 units)

Only one manufacturer will be selected by type. There’s no price limit but “The total cost of use of the vehicle on 5 years (electricity included) has to be equivalent to the combustion engine cars”


Source: Les Echos

Par Technologic Vehicles
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