France wants to make an electric car that’s under $7,500

France wants to make an electric car that’s under $7,500France is playing host to serious climate talks in which leaders from across the globe are taking part to chart out a vision for reducing emissions and combating climate change, in keeping with that spirit the French government has now announced a global competition to create an small electric car which will sell for less than $7,500. At such a price point more and more people will be able to make the switch to cars that put out zero emissions.

French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Madame Ségolène Royal said that the idea is to create an electric car “for the people,” ideally it would be light, small and fast-charging with an appearance that “may not look like traditional electric cars.”

The main objective of this competition is to come up with a cheap electric car, so the €7,000 limit (roughly $7,500) will be enforced but the minister expects that some models may even come with a price tag as low as $5,300.

If all goes according to plan France would first launch the small electric car within the country, hopefully this will add to the competition in the electric car market and push existing players to develop cheaper models that the average consumer is actually able to purchase.

It will certainly be interesting to see what proposals France receives as part of this challenge and which one it picks to lead the switch from fossil fuel burning cars to significantly more green electric cars in the country.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: automobiles, technologies

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)