French post office seeks electric car deliveries

The French state-run mail group La Poste plans to order 10,000 electric delivery vehicles in the next five years as part of a strategy to promote the battery-run car in France, the government announced Tuesday.

This week, La Poste is to invite manufacturers to submit bids to supply the first 500 vehicles for delivery in 2008.

“This large-scale experiment will really launch the electric car in France, in a visible way for everyone, and will enable us to define the economic and technical conditions” needed for its deployment, said French Industry Minister Francois Loos.

Source:  AFP news article

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